Most Colorado counties do not have burn bans in effect right now, but there are a few, including Teller County, that do.
Teller County’s ban was activated about a week ago, according to the county’s website. Read more about the restrictions here.
Here’s are the basics of the burn ban:
- You can burn “materials” that in an incinerator, outdoor fireplace, barbecue, grill or pit.
- You cannot use explosives, fireworks of any type, model rockets, welding or operating torches with open flames in an outdoor location.
- You can use a barbecue pit, but it must be at least 10 feet away from combustible walls, roofs or other combustible materials (think: wood fences, wood piles, etc…)
- You can use campfires. Fires must be contained in a pit that is at least 25 feet away from structures or other combustible material. Pits should be three feet in diameter, and at least 18 inches deep. You must have a method on-hand for extinguishing the fire.
- You cannot burn rubbish–paper, garbage, trash, waste foods, etc–in Teller County.
Take a look at the statewide burn bans in effect, by county: