El Paso County is under Stage I Fire Restrictions for all of the unincorporated areas of El Paso County. The following are prohibited:

1.      Open burning, excepting fires and campfires within permanently constructed fire grates in developed campgrounds and picnic grounds; charcoal grills and wood burning stoves at private residences in areas cleared of all flammable materials.

2.      The sale or use of fireworks.

3.      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 cleared of all flammable materials.

The Stage I Restrictions shall remain in effect until such time the restrictions are modified pursuant to El Paso County Ordinance #15-001. For more information please see County Ordinance #15-001. For information on Fire Restrictions please see Fire Restrictions.

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March 16, 2017 - 4:45pm // MR 17-028

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