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OPEN BURN REQUIREMENTS
Recreational fires do not require burn permits. No outdoor burning is permitted
during "Red Flag Warning" days where the National Weather Serivce informs area
firefighting and land use managemant agencies that conditions are ideal for wildland fire.

Portable outdoor fireplaces of commercial grade do not require burn permits. It is the 
recommendation of TLMFPD that the fireplace have a metal grade over it to prevent embers 
from flying and shall be utilized in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions.  The 
device shall not be operated within 15 feet of a structure and/or combustible material. 

Campfires need to be at least 25 feet away from structures and/or combustible material. 

All cooking fire pits are acceptable providing that the pit is no greater than three feet in
diameter and must have a screen over the fire with water on site.  In addition, fire must be
constantly monitored until it is out.

Bonfires need to be preapproved by the Fire Marshal and must be at least 50 feet away from
any structure or combustible mater

No burning of trash, garage, tree stumps, treated wood, pallet wood, lumber construction, 
material, demolition debirs, chemical, plastic, or any substance which, if ignited, may 
release toxic materials.  

All need constant attendance until fire is extinguished. 
TLMFPD follows EL Paso County Sheriff guidelines on burn restrictions. No open burning
is allowed when the EL Paso County Fire Warden has declared a ban on open hires.


NO BURNING OF SLASH PILES OR DRY NATURAL VEGETATIVE MATERIALS PERMITTED
WITHOUT A OPEN BURN PERMIT!

El Paso County has strict guidelines. See link below. Open Burns of Slash piles are allowed 
only when there are predicted or actual winds of 10 mph or less. All Open Burns of Slash
piles conducted above 7000 feet in elevation are required to have three or more inches of
snow on the ground around the slash.


Controlled burns shall not be conducted 50 feet of a structure or combustible material. Not 
to exceed 8X8X8 in size.

The Fire Marshal must be notified prior to ignition and after extinguishing the open burn. 
Notification of a open burn may not be approved via voice mail. Ignition may not start until 
Verbal approval from TLMFPD.

El Paso County Public Health
1675 W. Garden of the Gods Rd., Ste. 2044
Colorado Springs, CO 80907
(719) 578-3188

  
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El Paso County Open Burn Ordinance

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Banning Fires in Accordance with El Paso
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