Current Fire Restrictions

Stage 1 Fire Restrictions

Effective July 9, 2021


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The City of Glenwood Springs will join Garfield County to enact Stage 1 fire restrictions effective 12:01 a.m. on Friday, July 9.

For the purpose of clarifying these restrictions, the following definitions are offered. 

By definition:

A "Developed Area" is an area, whether within city limits or rural, that is groomed, manicured and or watered, where grasses, brush and trees are regularly attended to by landowner. This includes residential and business areas, improved recreational areas, parks and other common areas.

An "Undeveloped Area" are lands that are not groomed, manicured, or watered, where grasses, brush and trees have been allowed to grow in a natural environment. This includes green belts that are not landscaped or manicured, open space lands, non-manicured park lands, and other areas where the fire hazard presented by the vegetation is determined by the authority having jurisdiction or designee to be an undue wildland fire hazard.

The following Stage 1 Fire Restrictions will be strictly enforced:


  • All Burn Permits Canceled. All Open Burning Permits are canceled during Fire Restrictions.
  • Campfires/Recreational Fires:
    • In Developed Areas, campfire/recreational fires are allowed within designated fire pits (i.e. a permanent in-ground containment structure).  A temporary fire pan, Chiminea, or rock campfire ring is NOT acceptable.
    • In Undeveloped Areas,  only gas-fueled devices with a shut-off valve shall be permitted.
  • No smoking, except within a designated area, an enclosed vehicle or building, a developed area or in an area free of combustibles.
  • No use of any explosives. All explosives are prohibited, including blasting caps, “exploding” targets, bullets, tracer rounds, model rockets, etc.
  • Hot Work.  Exercise common sense and industry safety practices when welding, grinding, or operating an acetylene or other similar torch with open flame.
  • Use of Powered Equipment.  Must have a properly installed spark arrestor and method for fire extinguishment.

 Fire Restriction violations can be reported to law enforcement via 9-1-1. Violation can lead to serious consequences including fines and imprisonment.

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Temporary Ban on Use of Private Fireworks

Effective April 23, 2021

Effective April 23, 2021, there is a temporary ban on the private use of fireworks as that term is defined in Section 110.020.150(a) of the Glenwood Springs Municipal Code for the immediate public peace, health, safety and
welfare of the citizens of Glenwood Springs. This Administrative Order shall be in effect until November 1, 2021.