On July 28, Douglas County, including the City of Castle Pines, moved from Stage 2 fire ban to Stage 1 Fire Restrictions. Ordinance No. O-012-004 restricts open fires, open burning and the use of fireworks in the City of Castle Pines. These restrictions are necessary to protect our community and help land management agencies reduce fire risk and prevent wildfires.
STAGE 1 Fire Restrictions:
- Open burning of any kind.
- Use of fireworks.
- 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.
- 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 four 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 by a responsible person at least 18 years old.
- PROFESSIONAL fireworks displays.
For more information about fire restrictions, read the Douglas County Ordinance.
To learn more about tips to protect your home from wildfires, watch the June 23 Study Session presented by wildfire experts, Jill Welle, Senior Wildfire Mitigation Specialist with Douglas County, and Jim Wattenburger, Wildfire Education Consultant with Red Skies Services.