4/05/2021 – There are no current fire restrictions

We understand that open burning is a great tool for clearing debris and land. Open Burning is defined as “any fire management that involves the combustion of one or more materials on open premises, public streets, alleys, or other lands adjacent to such premises”. Open burning is 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.


Burning will not be allowed while fire restrictions for our district are in place, or if a Red Flag Watch or Warning has been issued. A “RED FLAG DAY” has a high potential for rapid fire growth due to high temperatures, high winds, and low humidity.


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

Please call us at 970-563-9501 if you have any questions or need further information.

Thank you for working with us to reduce out-of-control fires.