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City of Colorado Springs Still Under Burn Restrictions
Tuesday, August 14, 2012


Colorado Springs, CO – The Colorado Springs Fire Department wants to remind everyone that there are still “Burn Restrictions” within the city limit of Colorado Springs. Although El Paso County has lifted restrictions, they have not been lifted in the City.

Fire Chief Brown urges everyone to take extra precautions to prevent wildfires when participating in all types of outdoor activities. We ask that parents remain especially cognizant of their children’s activities. Immediately call 9-1-1 when smoke or flames are spotted. 

 

 

Burn Restrictions

 

 

Burn Ban

 

Blasting, Welding and Torches

Yes, by permit ONLY

Yes, by permit ONLY

Bonfires

No

No

Model Rockets

Yes, by permit ONLY

No

Open / Prescribed Burning

No

No

Outdoor Smoking

Smoking materials must be disposed of in a non-combustible container

Smoking materials must be disposed of in a non-combustible container

 

Recreational Fires

 

 

No

No

Fireplaces (portable and fixed)

Yes

No (except for propane or natural gas)

Outdoor Cooking

Yes

Yes (except inRegional City Parks and Open Spaces)

Burn Restriction and Burn Ban Penalties - Person(s) failing to comply with a Burn Restriction or Burn Ban shall be punished in accordance with the general penalty of the Code of the City of Colorado Springs as amended (1.1.201).  A careless fire that threatens or damages property is fourth degree arson and shall be prosecuted as such.

Residents are encouraged to “Share the Responsibility” and reduce their wildfire risk by implementing Wildfire Mitigation concepts into their landscaping.  Wildfire hazard ratings for individual addresses are available at http://csfd.springsgov.com.  For more information about fire restrictions and related activities visit www.springsgov.com.