Current Fire Restrictions - All in effect beginning June 16, 2021
La Plata County - Stage 1
Southern Ute Tribal Land - Stage 1
San Juan National Forest - Stage 1
Open Burning Procedures
The Los Pinos Fire District recognizes the importance and value of open burning.
Residents must communicate open burning, maintain control of any open burn, and assure that they do not allow any harm to their property, their neighbors, or the community.
Burning will not be allowed during fire restrictions, or a Red Flag Watch or Warning has been issued. A “RED FLAG DAY” is one where there is a high potential for rapid fire growth due to high temperatures, high winds, and low humidity.
Open Burning: Any fire management that involves the combustion of one or more materials on an open premises, public street, alley, or other land adjacent to such premises. They are categorized as,
Agricultural Burning: Burning of cover vegetation for the purpose of preparing the soil for crop production, weed control, or maintenance of water conveyance structures related to agricultural operations and other agricultural cultivation purposes.
Open Fire: An outdoor fire, including, but not limited to, vegetation management burning (slash piles), campfires, warming fires, cooking fires, religious fires, and trash fires.
The Los Pinos Fire District does not issue permits or charge a fee for open burning. If a resident of the District plans on conducting an open burn, within the district boundaries, they must notify the appropriate dispatch center(s) below.
La Plata County residents: Southern Ute Dispatch (970) 563-4401.
Archuleta County residents: Archuleta County Communication Center (970) 731-2160 AND Southern Ute Dispatch (970) 563-4401