Eagle County Fire Restrictions

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Green = No Fire Restrictions | Yellow = Stage 1 | Red = Stage 2 | Black = Complete Fire Ban

Stage 1 Fire Restrictions

What is NOT ALLOWED?

  • ALL personal uses of Fireworks are prohibited!

  • ANY fire not within a permanently constructed fire pit, ring, or grate on PUBLIC or PRIVATE land.

  • Fires contained within portable devices (chimineas, grills and tiki torches with no shut-off valve) on undeveloped lands.

  • Smoking outdoors in an area that is not cleared of all combustible materials.

  • No explosive targets or incendiary (tracer) rounds. These are never allowed on Federal lands.

  • Using any internal or external combustion engine WITHOUT a spark-arresting device.

  • Welding or operating acetylene or other torches with an open flame in an area that is NOT cleared of at least 10 feet in diameter and NOT in possession of a chemical pressurized fire extinguisher.

What IS ALLOWED?

  • Professional fireworks displays are allowed.

  • Fires contained within a permanently constructed fire pit, ring or grate on PRIVATE land; or within a fee-charged PUBLIC recreational site, such as campgrounds.

  • Fires contained within liquid-fueled or gas-fueled stoves, lanterns, or heating devices on PUBLIC or PRIVATE land.

  • Smoking within an enclosed vehicle, building, developed recreation site, or in an area that is cleared of all combustible materials.

  • Shooting or discharging firearms on PRIVATE land or at a PUBLIC Shooting Range.

  • Using internal or external combustion engines WITH a spark-arresting device.

  • Welding or operating acetylene or other torches with an open flame in cleared areas of at least 10 feet in diameter and in possession of a chemical pressurized fire extinguisher.

Stage 2 Fire Restrictions

What is NOT ALLOWED?

  • ALL personal uses of Fireworks are prohibited.

  • Building, maintaining, attending, or using an open fire, campfire, or open flame outdoors is PROHIBITED. This includes charcoal grills, BBQs, coal, and wood-burning stoves.

  • Smoking outdoors when not in a developed recreational site or in an area that is cleared of all combustible materials.

  • Shooting or discharge of firearms for recreational purposes on private or public land.

  • No explosive targets or incendiary (tracer) rounds. These are never allowed on Federal lands.

  • Using any internal or external combustion engine (chainsaw, ATV, generator etc.) WITHOUT a spark-arresting device.

  • Welding or operating acetylene or other torch devices with open flame outdoors. A ‘HOTWORK’ permit can be issued thru a local fire department with a site inspection.

What IS ALLOWED?

  • Professional fireworks displays are allowed.

  • Fires contained within liquid-fueled or gas-fueled stoves, lanterns, or heating devices on PUBLIC or PRIVATE land with a shut-off valve.

  • Smoking within an enclosed vehicle, building, developed recreation site, or in an area that is cleared of all combustible materials.

  • Shooting or discharging firearms for hunting, with a valid and current hunting license on private or public lands.

  • Using internal or external combustion engines WITH a spark-arresting device, and a chemical pressurized fire extinguisher with a round pointed shovel at least 35” long. Both must be readily available for use.