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Teller County under Stage I Fire Restrictions

ACLU suing Teller County Sheriff's Office
Posted at 1:03 PM, Sep 16, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-16 15:03:25-04

Due to current conditions and fire hazards in Teller County, along with a significant lack of firefighting resources, Stage I Fire Ban Restrictions have been activated on open burning in the unincorporated areas of Teller County.

The following are prohibited under the ban:

  • Burning of materials not contained in an outdoor fireplace or permanent fire ring
  • Use of any explosives (except for permitted mining operations)
  • Use of fireworks of any type (except commercial fireworks within city limits)
  • Firing of model rockets
  • Burning of irrigation ditches unless completely surrounded by irrigation farmlands where burning is necessary for crop survival

For a list of what is not prohibited, click here.

Weather conditions and a lack of precipitation have contributed to existing dry conditions throughout the region and open burning can be a major cause of wildfires in Teller County.