Open burning is not currently allowed, and is generally not allowed between Memorial Day and Labor Day. Burning is also not permitted on Red Flag Warning days any time of the year.
Stage 1 fire restrictions
The Garfield County Sheriff, and the seven Fire Districts in Garfield County are implementing Stage 1 Fire Restrictions effective at 12:01 a.m. Friday, June 26, 2020. This applies to all of unincorporated Garfield County.
County enacts firework use prohibition through July 5
A prohibition against igniting fireworks in unincorporated Garfield County is now in effect through July 5. With input from the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office and the county’s emergency management, the Board of County Commissioners unanimously approved the resolution, 3-0.
USFS / BLM: Fire officials remind public to be safe with fire as restrictions ease in some areas
May 20, 2020 – Fire restrictions are changing across several jurisdictions within the Upper Colorado River Interagency Fire and Aviation Management Unit region, and the public is urged to check with local offices before heading out this weekend.
Governor: Open burning executive order
May 18, 2020 – An executive order from Colorado Gov. Jared Polis provides boards of county commissioners with broader discretion and greater flexibility to implement restrictions on open burning.
USFS: Acting Regional Forester announces temporary developed recreation site closures and fire restrictions; some recreation opportunities remain available
DENVER, Colo., April 7, 2020 – Acting Regional Forester Jennifer Eberlien announced and signed an order to temporarily close developed recreation sites and an order to implement fire restrictions within the Forest Service’s Rocky Mountain Region to align with local, state and federal orders and guidelines to protect public health and safety. The region includes 24 national forests and grasslands across Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wyoming.
USFS recreation site closures
Colorado State Emergency Operations Center: State officials discourage open burning during COVID-19 response
Denver (March 24): Officials from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) urge Coloradans not to engage in open burning activities during the current COVID-19 response.
The COVID-19 virus poses a particular threat to individuals with a history of heart or respiratory illness. Smoke from open burns could put a strain on already vulnerable populations. “Open burning” is any fire outdoors where smoke is released directly into the open air without first passing through a chimney or smokestack.
Colorado Emergency Operations Center and Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment statement