Effective Monday, August 17, 2020, Douglas County and the City of Castle Pines are officially under Stage 2 Fire Restrictions. Ordinance No. O-012-004 restricts open fires, open burning and the use of fireworks in the City of Castle Pines as well as the unincorporated areas of Douglas County. These restrictions are necessary to protect our community and help land management agencies reduce fire risk and prevent wildfires.
- 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.
- Fires within liquid-fueled or gas-fueled stoves, grills, fire pits or other gas or liquid-fueled appliances.
- Residential use of charcoal grill fires when such use is supervised by a responsible party at least 18 years of age.
- Fires contained within fireplaces and wood-burning stoves within buildings only.
- Fire suppression or fire department training fires.
Violation of these fire restrictions is a Class-2 Petty Offense, punishable by up to a $1000 fine and a $10 surcharge.
For more information about fire restrictions, read the Douglas County Ordinance O-012-004.
For more information on how to protect your home and take preventative measures from wildfires, watch the presentation given by wildfire experts during the June 23 study session.
To find out more about how fire restrictions decisions are made, read the Douglas County Fire Restriction Criteria and Methodology.