Fire Restrictions

Grand County Fire Restrictions

Stage 2 Fire Restrictions

Effective at 6 a.m. June 25, 2021, Grand County is in Stage 2 Fire Restrictions.


The following activities and uses are prohibited under Stage 2 Fire Restrictions:

  • Building, maintaining, attending, or using an open fire (including charcoal grills), either in a campground or at a private residence. No outdoor fires unless it is gas and can be turned off.
  • The possession, use and sale of permissible fireworks. Only permitted, professional fireworks displays are allowed. It is the decision of the local jurisdiction to host a fireworks display.
  • Welding or operating torches with an open flame.
  • The use of incendiary devices such as explosives, exploding or tracer ammunition, exploding targets, or rockets.
  • Smoking, except within an enclosed vehicle or building. Dispose of smoking materials in places where they cannot be a source of ignition. Never throw them from car windows.
  • Operating a chainsaw without a USDA or SAE approved spark-arresting device properly installed and in working order.

The following activities and uses are allowed under Stage 2 Fire Restrictions:

  • Permissible fireworks according to state statute. The permitted, professional fireworks displays in Grand County are allowed.
  • Liquid or Gas-fueled Devices: heating devices, stoves, grills, lanterns, fire pits, fireplaces or fire tables that include shut-off valves are permitted when used in an area at least three or more from flammable materials such as grasses or pine needles.
  • Fires Contained Inside Permanent Structures: Any fire contained within a fireplace, stove, wood-burning stove, or pellet stove designed for and located within a fully enclosed permanent structure.

Stage 2 Fire Restrictions Enacted



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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