Fire Restrictions

Grand County Fire Restrictions

No Restrictions in Place

Effective Wednesday, September 29, 2021, at 12:00 p.m.


The Sheriff’s Office, in cooperation with its federal partners and local fire districts consistently monitor fire conditions and the necessity of fire restrictions. The decisions surrounding fire restrictions are based on a scientific fire restriction matrix that is used across northwest Colorado. The Sheriff’s recommendation was made after these cooperating agencies jointly reviewed the latest scientific data showing a reduced fire risk in the county. 

Sheriff Brett Schroetlin stated, “We followed the fire science into restrictions and our matrix works the same way for assessing this science when we reduce restrictions as well. We are reminding the public who will use fire for recreation or other reasons to exercise safe practices for making an area safe to have a fire, fully extinguish it, and report any unattended fires.” 

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What are Fire Restrictions?

Fire restrictions can originate from many places. Federal agencies such as the US Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, and the National Park Service can impose restrictions on the public land they manage. Individual states can impose restrictions on state-managed land. Counties may impose bans on private lands within county borders. Confusion can result from the multiple agency jurisdictions, especially when adjacent lands have different restrictions depending on the administering agency.

Fire Restriction Brochure


Other Resources…


Grand County Natural Resources

Colorado Office of Emergency Management’s Interactive Fire Map. Click on the map of current Fire Bans and Fire Danger Ratings in the State of Colorado or scroll down to view “Grand County” on the left of the page.

Arapaho & Roosevelt National Forest

Rocky Mountain National Park

Bureau of Land Management

Colorado Parks and Wildlife

Grand County Wildfire Council

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    Director 

    Joel Cochran


    E: JCochran@co.grand.co.us
    P: 970-725-3813 x273

    Deputy Director

    Alexis Kimbrough

    E: AKimbrough@co.grand.co.us
    P: 970-531-2674

    Recovery Manager

    Alyssa Ingles

    E: AIngles@co.grand.co.us
    P: 970-531-4158


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    Non-Emergent Dispatch: 
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    Fraser, CO 80442

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