Fire Restrictions

Fire restriction information

 
During periods of high/extreme fire danger, Douglas County and the Town of Castle Rock will enact fire restrictions. 

Stage 1


Not allowed:
  • Open burning of any kind
  • Use of fireworks
Allowed:
  • Fires within liquid-fueled or gas-fueled stoves, fireplaces within buildings, charcoal grill fires within developed residential or commercial areas, and fires within wood burning stoves within buildings only.
  • Professional fireworks displays permitted according to section 12-28-103 of the C.R.S.
  • Fire suppression or fire department training fires.
  • Small recreational fires at developed picnic or campground sites contained in fixed permanent metal/steel fire pits (rock fire rings are considered temporary and not permanent) with flame lengths not in excess of 4 feet.
  • Residential use of charcoal grills, Tiki torches, fires in chimineas or other portable fireplaces or patio fire pits, as long as the fires are supervised at all times by a responsible person at least 18 years old.
  • Professional fireworks displays.
Violation of these fire restrictions is a Class-2 Petty Offense, punishable by up to a $1000.00 fine and a $10.00 surcharge

Stage 2

  
Not allowed:
  • Open burning of any kind.
  • Use of fireworks – including professional firework displays.
  • Use of fires in chimineas, other portable fireplaces or patio fire pits.
  • Campfires at developed campgrounds or picnic areas.
  • Tiki torches.
  • Residential use of charcoal grill fires.
Allowed:
  • Fires within liquid-fueled or gas-fueled stoves, grills, or fire pits.
  • Fire suppression or fire department training fires.
Violation of these fire restrictions is a Class-2 Petty Offense, punishable by up to a $1,000 fine and a $10 surcharge.

For more detailed information, download our fire restrictions form or one-page PDF.