Grand County Fire Restrictions
Stage 3 Fire Restrictions
As of Wednesday, August 19, 2020: STAGE 3 Fire Restrictions in place for the U.S. Forest Closure Area. All non-essential personnel are prohibited from entering, being upon, or using the lands within this area.
Stage 2 Fire Restrictions
As of Thursday, August 13, 2020: STAGE 2 Fire Restrictions in place for all of Grand County including USFS and BLM lands. No open flames!!
State Fire Restrictions
High temperatures and dry conditions have resulted in high fire danger and extreme fire behavior throughout much of Colorado. The entire state is experiencing abnormally dry or drought conditions, and approximately sixty percent of the State is in severe or extreme drought conditions as classified by the United States Drought Monitor. Given these facts, conditions of extreme fire hazard exist across the State. The State’s top priorities are protecting life, property, and protecting and reopening Interstate 70. Executive Order D 2020 168 temporarily restricts fires in the State of Colorado, with limited exceptions, to reduce the risk of new fires and protect health and safety.
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.
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.