Effective July 27th, burn restrictions in Colorado Springs have been lifted.
The city said that due to current and forecasted conditions, the Colorado Springs Fire Department has determined that risks inherent to structure, grassland, and forest fires have been reduced, therefore the decision has been made to lift the burn restriction order put in place on June 8th.
Despite the burn restrictions being lifted, the following activities are ALWAYS prohibited in Colorado Springs.
- Recreational fireworks / devices requiring ignition such as sparklers, snakes, aerials, comets, flares, flyers, fountains, missiles, mortars, spinners, punks, rockets, and shells.
- Trash / rubbish burning
- Open burning activities such as ditch clearing, prevention and/or control of disease or pests, and wildfire risk reduction.
The following activities ARE allowed in Colorado Springs.
- Bonfires – permit required
- Cooking Devices, intended for outdoor use, fueled by solid materials (wood, pellets, or charcoal) and/or liquid propane gas (LPG), natural gas or liquid fuel.
- Hot work activities such as welding, brazing, blasting, and torching – permit not required
- Model rockets – permit not required
- Portable or fixed fireplaces, and fire appliances, intended for outdoor use fueled by solid materials (wood, pellets, or charcoal) and/or liquid propane gas (LPG), natural gas or liquid fuel
- Pyrotechnic or commercial activities – permit required
Detailed information on outdoor burning in Colorado Springs can be found here: OUTDOOR BURNING GUIDELINES