Pueblo Fire Department

Fire Restrictions

What are Fire Restrictions?

Fire Restrictions help land management agencies reduce fire risk and prevent wildfires during periods of high or extreme fire danger.

Fire restrictions often change quickly due to variable weather conditions and all or some of the following activities may be in effect:

  1. No open flame that is not in permanently constructed fire ring in a developed recreation site (such as a campground or picnic area.)
  2. No building, maintaining or using a fire, campfire, charcoal broiler or a coal or wood burning stove anywhere on public lands including campgrounds. [People can still use petroleum-fueled stoves, lanterns and heating devices anywhere, and resident owners and lessees of land within the restricted area can have fires within a residence].
  3. No smoking unless in an enclosed vehicle or building, a developed recreation site, or within a three foot diameter cleared to mineral soil.
  4. Operating or using internal or external combustion engine without a spark arresting device properly installed maintained an in effective working order.