Current Burn Restrictions

Click here for the current burn restrictions.

Recreational Fire Guidelines

The following information and guidelines are for persons wanting to ignite a recreational fire which includes; campfire, cooking, religious or ceremonial fire within unincorporated areas of El Paso County, specifically within the Black Forest area.

Stage 1 and stage 2 Recreational Burn Guideline Reference Sheet

Black Forest Fire Rescue non-emergent number 719-495-4300

El Paso County Sheriff’s Office non-emergent line 719-390-5555

Red Flag Warnings

Click here to check if Black Forest is in a red flag warning.

Please note if red flags are raised on fire danger signs across the district, then we are in a red flag warning.

Fire Danger Signs

Black Forest Fire Rescue currently has 11 fire danger signs placed throughout the district. We commonly get asked some of the following questions:

How is the fire danger determined?

Who changes the fire danger signs?

What do the fire danger signs mean?

Firefighter changing fire danger sign