FIRE RESTRICTION INFORMATION
Current fire restrictions in Eagle County can be found on the Fire Restrictions Information Page This information is updated as conditions change, so please check back frequently before recreating or visiting our area.
For specific questions regarding fire restrictions and what is allowed/not allowed under certain restrictions, please contact the Eagle County Sheriff's Office at 970-328-8500.
A comprehensive listing of fire restrictions in place throughout the state can be found on the Colorado Division of Homeland & Emergency Management website.
Information on current wildfires burning in Colorado and around the country can be found on the National InciWeb site.
Be prepared for Fire Restrictions with Red Flag Warnings or Alerts in Eagle County:
Eagle County officials updated their fire restrictions ordinance in June 2019 and continue monitoring for National Weather Service “Red Flag Warnings”.
The updated ordinance clarifies fire restrictions with what is allowed and not allowed and includes the implementation of automatic fire restrictions during specific periods of a ‘Red Flag Warning’ when issued throughout unincorporated Eagle County (excluding Federal lands). Anytime the National Weather Service issues a Red Flag warning for our area, fire restrictions will automatically be implemented. https://www.weather.gov/fire/
Eagle County updates about fire restrictions, information, and an interactive map can be found at: https://sites.google.com/eaglecounty.us/ecemergency/fire-restrictions
Please sign up for Eagle County alerts and/or update your preferences to receive alerts for ‘Red Flag / Fire Warnings’ under ‘Community Alerts’ at www.ecalert.org
Under the updated Fire Restrictions Ordinance, Eagle County will automatically move into fire restrictions during the specific timeframe of a Red Flag Warning without any further action from the Sheriff.
During times that Eagle County is not implementing regular fire restrictions and a Red Flag Warning is issued, all of unincorporated Eagle County (excluding Federal lands) will automatically move into Stage 1 Fire Restrictions. The fire restrictions listed in the attached image under “Stage 1 Flag Restricted Activity” will be implemented throughout the duration of the Red Flag Warning.
In the event that Eagle County has already enacted “Stage 1 Fire Restrictions” and a “Red Flag” warning is issued, all of unincorporated Eagle County (excluding Federal lands) will then automatically move into “Stage 2 Fire Restrictions”. The fire restrictions listed in the attached image under “Stage 2 Red Flag Restricted Activity” will be implemented throughout the duration of the Red Flag Warning.
Please remember that Fireworks are always prohibited on BLM, National Forest, and National Park Service lands. Fire restrictions throughout Eagle County will be in place during periods of Red Flag Warning unless specifically mentioned. The Eagle County Sheriff’s Office would like to encourage residents and visitors to take personal responsibility and prepare before a wildland fire occurs.
- Eagle County updates about fire restrictions, information, and an interactive map can be found at: https://sites.google.com/eaglecounty.us/ecemergency/fire-restrictions
- For more information about fire restrictions on federal lands, log on to: https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/r2/recreation/?cid=stelprdb5370444
- For information about fire restrictions and information across the state of Colorado please visit: http://www.coemergency.com/p/fire-bans-danger.html