Due to current critical weather conditions and the Shawnee Peak Fire, per County Ordinance 19-01, the Sheriff is issuing a County Wide burn ban until further notice. Please contact your local fire districts for further information. County Ordinance 19-01
Allowed During Fire Ban:
Recreational Shooting with lead bullets only
Campfires in Forestry developed campgrounds
Sheriff Tom McGraw has issued a County wide Burn Ban, effective immediately. This decision was based upon input from the District’s Fire Chiefs, Red Flag Warnings, and the Shawnee Peak Fire, and County Ordinance 19-01.
The following acts are PROHIBITED on ALL PUBLIC AND PRIVATE PROPERTY during a declared Burn Ban:
1. Building, maintaining, attending or using a fire or campfire, including charcoal. Campfires in developed campgrounds are allowed.
2. 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 of cleared of all flammable materials.
3. Operating motorized vehicles off designated roads or trails.
4. Blasting, hot work or other activities, which generate flame or flammable material.
5. Fireworks and model rocketry.
6. Target and recreational shooting (lead bullets allowed).
7. Operating a chain saw without a 10lb ABC or 2 ½ gallon pressurized or equivalent fire extinguisher, and large size pointed shovel readily available for quick use.
From Platte Canyon Fire Protection District:
As of 1200 today September 4th 2019 the Park County Sheriff has lifted the County Wide burn ban.
Platte Canyon Fire has also lifted the District wide burn ban.
Fire Danger currently remains Very High however temperatures and relative humidity have returned to seasonal normals.
Please follow burn permit requirements and extinguish all fires completely.