These restrictions will be effective on May 16, 2022, at 12:00 p.m. (MDT). The Order remains in effect until rescinded.
The following activities are prohibited during Stage II Fire Restrictions:
– Open burning is defined as campfires and warming fires, charcoal grills and outdoor wood-burning stoves, the use of explosives, outdoor welding, or the use of acetylene or other torches with open flames other than in an area cleared of all flammable materials. All types of grilling on El Paso County Park property is strictly prohibited at this time.
– The use or sale of fireworks of all kinds.
– Outdoor smoking except within an enclosed vehicle or building.
Violations of Stage II Fire Restrictions in Unincorporated El Paso County may result in a fine up to $1000.
Please see this link: https://bit.ly/34odVsA , for current Burn Ban guidelines to be clear on what is and what is not allowed during this enacted ban. With this information, El Paso County citizens will be able to avoid legal ramifications due to burning outside of the scope of the ban.
The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office urges all citizens of and visitors to Colorado Springs and Unincorporated El Paso County to abide by the Order and share in the responsibility of keeping our community safe. Please report any suspected violations of the Order by calling 719-390-5555.