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The City of Colorado Springs enacts Burn Ban Orders effective May 16

The City of Colorado Springs enacts Burn Ban Orders effective May 16

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KRDO) -- A Burn Ban is going into effect Monday in the City of Colorado Springs.

After a discussion with the Pikes Peak Region Wildfire Preparedness Group, by and through the Division of the Fire Marshal, the Colorado Springs Fire Department (CSFD) has determined to enact Burn Ban Orders. The CSFD said this decision was made due to the current and forecasted drought conditions, low moisture levels, and increase in grass fires

These restrictions will go into effect starting at noon on Monday, May 16.

According to the CSFD, violators of the Burn Ban could face:

  • $2,500 fine,
  • Up to 189 days in jail
  • A sentence to probation
  • A combination of a fine, imprisonment, or probation.

The department states fires caused in violation of the orders will be investigated as a misdemeanor or a felony crime, resulting in penalties provided under Colorado State statutes.

Below is a look at what is and what isn't allowed under the Burn Ban.

CSFD Burn Ban restrictions

The flyer above can be downloaded here.

Watch a press conference below discussing the new Burn Ban:

Report possible violations of the orders to the Colorado Springs Police Department (CSPD) at 719-444-7000.

The outdoor burn ban guidelines and additional fire safety information can be found here.

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8 Comments

  1. I’m sure this will apply to all the homeless camps too, right? Right?

  2. Perhaps a link to explaining what is encomp@ssed within the ban might be prudent. What is allowed what is banned?

  3. This is for the city of Colorado Springs. Are there similar restrictions for the county? And for Fountain and Security? It would have been nice to have all of that under one article.

    1. Stage two fire restrictions have been implemented by EPSO in unincorporated El Paso County; this is addressed in a separate news article (two articles down from this one).

    1. I think we were under a high fire advisory which means
      not to do any of the “don’ts in the chart above

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