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Stage II Fire Restrictions

As of June 16, 2020, Huerfano County has issued Stage II Fire Restrictions. All Stage 1 Restrictions apply unless superceded by those in Stage II.

It shall be required to call Huerfano County Dispatch 719-738-1044 with start time, end time and duration of any mitigation or welding activity.

Stage 2 fire restrictions prohibit:

  • Trash/refuse burning of any kind, even un burn barrels with approved screening.

  • Building, maintaining, attending or using a fire or campfire, charcoal grill, any type of charcoal fueled broiler, tiki torch, wood burning stove, sheepherders stove, or open fire of any type. These restrictions include developed camping and picnic grounds and private property. Fire devices using pressurized liquid or gas with shutoff valves are permitted when used in an area at least three feet or more from flammable material such as grasses, debris or pine needles. Fireplaces and wood burning stoves inside structures equipped with ember or spark arresters attached to chimneys are also exempted. 

  • Smoking, except within an enclosed vehicle, trailer, building or tent;

  • Using an explosive requiring fuse or blasting caps, fireworks, rockets, firearms, exploding targets and tracers or incendiary ammunition;

  • Operating a chainsaw, cutoff saw, or any other mechanical equipment without an approved spark arrestor and without chemical pressurized fire extinguisher (8 oz. capability by weight or larger and kept with the operator) and without one “O” or larger round point shovel with an overall length of at least 36 inches that is readily available for use;

  • Welding, or operating an acetylene or other torch with open flame (except with a current permit, contract or letter of authorization and the welding area must be barren or cleared of all flammable material for 10 feet on all sides of the equipment);

  • Operating or using any internal combustion engine without a spark arresting device properly installed, maintained and in effective working order meeting either:                            a) Department of Agriculture, Forest Service Standard 5100-1a; or                    b) Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) recommended practice J335(b) and J350(a). 

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