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Custer and Fremont counties have lifted all fire bans. Please notify the sheriff’s office before burning.

Custer County 719-783-2270

Fremont County 719-276-5555.

Huerfano County remains under Stage One Fire Ban restrictions.

Fire and Smoking Restrictions have been rescinded on public lands managed by the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) located on the Leadville, San Carlos and Salida Ranger Districts of the San Isabel National Forest.

STAGE ONE PROHIBITED ACTIVITIES

1.
All agricultural burning including but not limited to weeds, brush, or grass;
2.
Building, maintaining, attending or using a fire, campfire, coal or wood burning stove, fireplace, any type of
charcoal or wood fueled cooking, or open fire of any type in an undeveloped area. Use of a coal or woodburning stove or fireplace
in a private residence in an undeveloped area is allowed only if the flue pipe, chimney, or other exhaust structure is
equipped with a properly installed N FPA-approved spark arrestor such as a chimney cap.
Notes:
a.
Campfires contained in constructed, permanent fire pits or fire grates within a developed recreation area are allowed;
b.
Grills using propane and other bottled fuels are allowed only in areas free of flammable vegetation and other flammable materials,
and must be used in a manner which present no fire danger to the surrounding area;
c.
No fire or grill shall be left unattended, and shall have an adequate water supply and/or fire extinguisher on site.
3.
All burning of trash, refuse or other debris.
4.
Smoking; except within an enclosed vehicle, building, or outdoor smoking area that is hard-surfaced, barren, or
otherwise cleared of all flammable vegetation and material. Discarding of cigarette butts in a receptacle not
designed for disposal of cigarette butts, or at any location, or from any vehicle is expressly prohibited.
5.
Using any explosives materials, to include: fireworks, solid fuel rockets,blasting caps or any incendiary device
which may result in the ignition of flammable material;
6.
Outdoor welding, grinding or use of any type of torch in any area which presents the possibility of igniting vegetation
or other combustible material, and there must be an adequate water supply and/or fireextinguisher on site;
7.
Operating any outdoor equipment or machinery in an undeveloped area with an internal combustion engine
without a spark arresting device properly installed, maintained and in effective working order meeting either:
a.
U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service Standard 5100-1a; or
b. Appropriate Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)
recommended practice J335(b) and J350(a);
8.
Sale, use and possession of fireworks, including permissible fireworks as defined in §12-28-101, C.R.S., however in
no instance shall the sale, use and possession be prohibited for more than one year from the date of imposition of the
fire restrictions until the suspension of the same.

STAGE TWO PROHIBITED ACTIVITIES

1.

All Restrictions contained in Stage One, listed BELOW, and including the following additional restrictions:
a.
Building, maintaining, attending or using a fire, campfire, coal or wood burning stove, any type of charcoal
or wood fueled cooking, or open fire of any type at any location.
Notes:
1.
Grills using propane and other bottled fuels are allowed only in areas free of flammable vegetation and other flammable
materials, and must be used in a manner which present no fire danger to the surrounding area;
2.
No grill shall be left unattended, and shall have an adequate water supply and/or fire extinguisher on site.
3.
Use of a coal or wood-burning stove or fireplace in a private residence is allowed only if the flue pipe, chimney, or other
exhaust structure is equipped with a properly installed NFPA-approved spark arrestor such as a chimney cap.
b.
Off road use or parking of a motorized vehicle in an area which presents the possibility of sparks or exhaust heat igniting
surrounding flammable vegetation.
A.