Burn Restrictions

Effective January 1st, 2021

Ordinance On Open Burning

EXECUTIVE ORDER – Modifying Burning Restrictions to STAGE I BURN RESTRICTIONS

Pursuant to the authority vested in me as the Sheriff of Elbert County, Colorado, by Ordinance No.

20-02, and Colorado Revised Statute 30-15-405(1), I, Timothy D. Norton, hereby issue this Executive Order pertaining to the declaration of the open fire and open burning restrictions.

On or about DATE, the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office issued an Executive Order, modifying the burn restrictions to STAGE I RESTRICTIONS. Based upon recommendations of local Fire Chiefs, and the burn restriction evaluation guideline it is determined that a decrease or increase from/to.

THE STAGE I BURN RESTRICTIONS ACTIVITIES ALLOW WITHOUT PERMIT:

· Fires within liquid-fueled or gas fueled stoves, grills, fire pits, or other gas/liquid-fueled appliances.

· Outdoor welding or hot work

· Residential use of charcoal grills, smokers, tiki torches, fires in chimineas or other portable fireplaces or patio fire pits must be supervised by a responsible person at least 18 years old, portable fire and chimineas must have a lid or screen, and all openings must be less than ¼ inch.

· Use of indoor fireplaces and wood-burning stoves with an approved chimney spark arrestor.

· Small recreational fires contained in fixed permanent metal/steel fire pits (rock fire rings are considered temporary and not permanent) with flame lengths not more than 4 feet. Recreational pit dimensions shall not exceed 3 feet in diameter and 2 feet in depth.

· Sale and use of fireworks in compliance with state and local regulations.

· Use of educational rockets.

· Exploding targets, tracer ammunitions and incendiary ammunition.

· Discharge of firearms.

The STAGE I BURN RESTRICTIONS ACTIVITIES ALLOWED WITH PERMIT:

· Open burning per local fire department regulations

· Outdoor welding or hot work

· Professional fireworks displays

· Tethered sky lanterns

The STAGE I RESTRICTIONS shall take effect immediately upon the issuance of this Executive Order. The STAGE I RESTRICTIONS shall remain in effect until such time the restrictions are modified by either the Elbert County Sheriff or by the Board of County Commissioner of Elbert County pursuant to Ordinance No. 20-02, as amended.

The full text county ordinance can be found at:

http://www.elbertcounty-co.gov/docs/Fire Ordinance EC.pdf

EXECUTIVE ORDER – Modifying Burning Restrictions to STAGE II BURN RESTRICTIONS

Pursuant to the authority vested in me as the Sheriff of Elbert County, Colorado, by Ordinance No.

20-02, and Colorado Revised Statute 30- 15-401(1), I, Timothy D. Norton, hereby issue this Executive Order pertaining to the declaration of the open fire and open burning restrictions.

On or about DATE, the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office issued an Executive Order, modifying the burn restrictions to STAGE II RESTRICTIONS. Based upon recommendations of local Fire Chiefs, and the burn restriction evaluation guideline it is determined that a increase from/to.

THE STAGE II BURN RESTRICTIONS ACTIVITIES ALLOW WITHOUT PERMIT:

· Fires within liquid-fueled or gas fueled stoves, grills, fire pits, or other gas/liquid-fueled appliances.

· Residential use of charcoal grills, smokers when supervised by a responsible person at least 18 years old,

· Use of indoor fireplaces and wood-burning stoves with an approved chimney spark arrestor.

· Fire suppression or fire department training fires

· Discharge of firearms.

The STAGE II BURN RESTRICTIONS ACTIVITIES ALLOWED WITH PERMIT:

· Small recreational fires contained in fixed permanent metal/steel fire pits (rock fire rings are considered temporary and not permanent) with flame lengths not more than 4 feet. Recreational pit dimensions shall not exceed 3 feet in diameter and 2 feet in depth.

· Outdoor welding or hot work

· Professional fireworks displays

· Use of educational rockets

The STAGE II RESTRICTIONS shall take effect immediately upon the issuance of this Executive Order. The STAGE II RESTRICTIONS shall remain in effect until such time the restrictions are modified by either the Elbert County Sheriff or by the Board of County Commissioner of Elbert County pursuant to Ordinance No. 20-02, as amended.

The full text county ordinance can be found at:

http://www.elbertcounty-co.gov/docs/Fire Ordinance EC.pdf