Wildland Fire Information and Fire Restrictions

Current Fire Restrictions for Routt County: None

Although there are no active fire restrictions, this does not mean there is no fire danger. We urge outdoor enthusiasts to always remain cautious and continue fire safety practices when working or recreating on public and private lands.

At a minimum, please observe the following precautions:

  • Never leave a campfire unattended. The wind can blow sparks and cause a wildfire.
  • Any campfire should be built on bare soil with brush cleared away and use a fire ring when available.
  • Pour water on the ashes and stir them, making sure the ashes and any unburned wood are cold to the touch before leaving.

Preventing human-caused fires will help keep the public and firefighters safe and also help prevent destruction of federal lands and private property. We appreciate your help!

Should you have any questions, please call your Fire Protection District Chief or the Routt County Office of Emergency Management at (970) 870-5551. 

Thank you for your cooperation.

Smokey Bear Wildfire Prevention Poster

Take Steps to Prepare Your Home

Are you looking for ways to prepare your home and property for wildfire? Visit the Routt County Wildfire Mitigation Council for resources and support.

The Colorado State Forest Service (CSFS) also has numerous resources for property owners

The  CSFS Home Ignition Zone guide provides property owners with ways to create defensible space and harden your home against the threat of wildfire.

Homeowners can take steps to protect their property and help alleviate the spread of management zones in which different treatment techniques are used. The National Fire Protection association offers these tips.