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El Paso County Stage 1 burn ban now in effect 

El Paso County Sheriff's Office has issued a Stage 1 burn ban. This means the following are prohibited

1. Open fires and open burning, excepting fires and campfires within permanently
constructed fire grates, charcoal grill and wood burning stoves in developed
campgrounds and picnic grounds, or private residences in area cleared of all
flammable materials, other than those in Section 9 of 19-001.
2. Sale or use of fireworks
3. Outdoor smoking except within an enclosed vehicle or building, a developed
recreation site or while stopped in an area at least three feet in diameter that is
barren of and cleared of all flammable materials.

Thank you for helping to keep Black Forest safe for everyone. 


Stage 1 and 2 guidelines