Wildland Fire Information and Fire Restrictions

Pursuant to Ordinance No. 2013-002, an ordinance to restrict fires in unincorporated portions of Routt County during periods of high fire danger, the Board of County Commissioners voted unanimously on September 29, 2021 to rescind Stage 1 Fire Restrictions on all private and state lands outside of municipal boundaries effective at 12:01 a.m. on Thursday, September 30, 2021.

However, rescinding the existing fire restrictions does not mean there is no fire danger; it just means the extreme conditions have somewhat moderated. We urge outdoor enthusiasts to 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.