Fire Restrictions

* Currently there are NO Fire Restrictions in place in unincorporated Douglas County *

During periods of high/extreme fire danger, Douglas County will enact fire restrictions for unincorporated areas.

These are the two stages of fire restrictions:

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STAGE 1

Not allowed:

  • No open burning of any kind.
  • No use of fireworks.

Allowed:

  • Fires within liquid-fueled or gas-fueled stoves, fireplaces within buildings, charcoal grill fires within developed residential or commercial areas, and fires within wood burning stoves within buildings only.
  • Professional fireworks displays permitted according to section 12-28-103 of the C.R.S.
  • Fire suppression or fire department training fires.
  • Small recreational fires at developed picnic or campground sites contained in fixed permanent metal/steel fire pits (rock fire rings are considered temporary and not permanent) with flame lengths not in excess of four feet.
  • Residential use of charcoal grills, Tiki torches, fires in chimineas or other portable fireplaces or patio fire pits, as long as the fires are supervised by a responsible person at least 18 years old.
  • Professional fireworks displays.

Violation of these fire restrictions is a Class-2 Petty Offense, punishable by up to a $1000.00 fine and a $10.00 surcharge


 

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STAGE 2  

Not allowed:

  • Open burning of any kind.
  • Use of fireworks – including professional firework displays
  • Use of fires in chimineas, other portable fireplaces or patio fire pits.
  • Campfires at developed campgrounds or picnic areas.

Allowed:

  • Fires within liquid-fueled or gas-fueled stoves, grills, fire pits or other gas or liquid fueled appliance.
  • Residential use of charcoal grill fires when such use is supervised by a responsible party at least 18 years of age.
  • Fires contained within fire places and wood burning stoves within buildings only
  • Fire suppression or fire department training fires.

Violation of these fire restrictions is a Class-2 Petty Offense, punishable by up to a $1000.00 fine and a $10.00 surcharge.

For more information about fire restrictions, read the Douglas County Ordinance O-012-004.