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Fire restrictions now in place in El Paso County

Sheriff orders Stage One fire restrictions for Unincorporated El Paso County
Posted at 11:55 AM, Mar 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-24 13:57:49-04

EL PASO COUNTY — The El Paso County Sheriff's Office has announced Stage I Fire Restrictions for all of unincorporated parts of the county.

Stage I Restrictions mean the following are prohibited:

  • Opening burning, excepting fires and campfires within permanently constructed fire gates in developed campgrounds and picnic grounds; charcoal grills and wood burning stoves at private residences in areas cleared of all flammable materials.
  • The sale and use of fireworks.
  • Outdoor smoking except within an enclosed vehicle or building, a developed recreation site or while stopped in an area at least three feet in diameter that is barren or clealred of all flammable materials.

The restrictions are a precaution due to heightened fire danger across the region as dry and warm conditions continue.