Stage II Fire Restrictions Downgraded to Stage I

Jul 1, 2022 - 2:20am

On June 3, 2022, at the recommendation of the members in the Pikes Peak Wildfire Preparedness (PPRWFP) group Sheriff Elder has downgraded Stage Two Fire Restrictions to Stage One Fire Restrictions for all of the unincorporated areas of El Paso County.  The Stage I Fire Restrictions shall go into effect immediately and 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 use of illegal fireworks, which are aerial or exploding. The permissible fireworks are spinners, fountains, sparklers. 

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 #21-001.  We will continue to monitor fuel moisture samples as we move through the rest of the summer months.


MR 22-059 Stage II Fire Restrictions Downgraded to Stage I

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