Stage 1 Fire Restrictions

City of Pueblo Fire Chief Barb Huber
has announced that the city is now in 

Stage 1 Fire Restrictions.

Read on...

STAGE 1 RESTRICTIONS: Prohibits the follows activities:

  1. Open burning, except fires and campfires within permanently constructed fire grates in developed campgrounds and picnic grounds, charcoal grills and wood burning stoves at private residences in areas cleared of all flammable materials, and those other exceptions/exceptions as noted in Municipal code section 3-2-50.
  2. The sale or use of fireworks. Municipal code section: 3-2-50.5
  3. Outdoor smoking except within an enclosed vehicle or building, a developed recreation site or while stopped in an area at least three feet in diameter that is barrel or cleared of all flammable materials.

STAGE 2 RESTRICTIONS: Prohibits the following activities:

  1. All open burning as defined other than those exceptions/exemption: Municipal code section 3-2-50.
  2. The sale or use of fireworks: Municipal code section 3-2-50.5.
  3. Outdoor smoking except within vehicle or building.
  4. Operating or using an internal combustion engine is not permitted on public lands without a spark arresting device properly installed, maintained and in effective working order meeting either:
    • Department of Agriculture, Forest Service Standard 5100-1a; or
    • Appropriate Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) recommended practice J335(b) and J350(a).
  5. Welding, or operating acetylene or other similar torch with open flame unless said work is performed in an area of at least thirty (3) feet in diameter that is clear of flammable vegetation and unless the worker has ready access to a fire extinguisher or water supply suitable to suppress any fire that results from the welding operation.