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Burn Ban in effect

Stage 1 Burn Ban has been instituted for the Black Forest Fire District until further notice,



pursuant to C.R.S. § 32-1-1002(3)(a), et seq., the Chief of each Fire

Protection District has authority over the supervision of all fires within his district;


Vegetation Management Burning Requirements

Section 13 (7)  Local special districts having fire jurisdiction may have codes, regulations, policies or

standards that are more restrictive or prohibit certain activities. In those cases, the more

restrictive or prohibitive provisions apply.


Enforcement Agencies/Prosecution

Section 14 (1)

This Ordinance shall be enforced by the Sheriff, through his Deputies, or by the special

districts having fire jurisdiction or administering agencies of the state and federal lands

located therein, and they shall have authority to order any person to immediately cease any

violation of this ordinance. This authority shall include, but not be limited to, the right to

issue a penalty assessment notice and the right to take such person or persons into temporary

custody. Any further exception to the enforcement ability of this Ordinance by the

administering agency shall be granted only by the administering agency, and only if the

proposed action is deemed by the Sheriff of El Paso County or the state or federal

administering agency to be safe or manageable.