Fire Restrictions

Information on fire restrictions can change rapidly.  The most current information can and should be obtained directly from the county Sheriff's Office or land management agency.

Saguache County Sheriff's Office

As of May 10, 2022, all of unincorporated Saguache County is in Stage 1 Fire Restrictions. 

Stage 1 Fire Restriction prohibits:

1.    Building, maintaining, attending, or using a fire, campfire, burning ditches, fence rows, and trash, including household trash.
2.    Using explosive material; i.e. fireworks, blasting caps, or any incendiary device which may result in ignition of flammable material.
3.    Smoking, except within an enclosed vehicle or building.
4.    Welding or operating an acetylene or similar torch with an open flame.

The following actions are permitted:

1.     Fires including stoves within an enclosed building or recreational vehicles and chainsaws which are equipped with an adequate spark arresting screens that prevent the escape of sparks.

2.    Mechanical stoves and appliances fueled by bottled or liquid gas which allows the operator to tum the flame on and off are permitted. Campfires that are maintained in an approved campfire ring.
3.    Agricultural burning will be permitted when a controlled bum is reported to the Saguache County Sheriffs' Office. All agricultural burning must be monitored at all times by the owner of the property and no burning is permitted on Red Flag days.

This map does not provide information on federal fire restrictions within lands managed by the USFS, BLM or NPS.  It is limited to Colorado county jurisdictions.

For federal restrictions, please visit the links above.

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Click on the map to show the information links for each county and fire restriction. 

Blue: Indicates a County Enacted Fire Restriction in place.
Gray: Indicates areas that have not reported a fire restriction to Colorado emergency management.

Check directly with the county to determine current fire restriction levels.

Last Updated: 05/10/2022