Fire Information

July 1, 2022

Fire restrictions have ended. Here is are some tips on how to extinguish a campfire. 

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June 30, 2022

STAGE 1 FIRE RESTRICTIONS end tonight at midnight Friday, July 1st, 2022, for San Juan County and the Town of Silverton.

May 26, 2022

Stage 1 Fire Restrictions in effect per San Juan County Board of County Commissioners Resolution 2022-03


As implemented by order of the Fire Marshall and San Juan County Sheriff. The County Sheriff is authorized under the provisions of Section 30-10-512 and 30-10-513 C.R.S.

  1. That a fire ban is necessary to reduce the danger of wildfires within all private land in the unincorporated areas of San Juan County.
  2. That a fire ban prohibiting open burning within all private land in the unincorporated areas of San Juan County and within all land owned by San Juan County is hereby enacted.
  3. That the fire ban is hereby proclaimed to be implemented on May 26, 2022 Stage I Fire Restrictions to prohibit the follow acts:
  4. The following acts are prohibited until further notice:
    1. Building, maintaining, attending, or using a fire, campfire, coal or wood-burning stove, any type of charcoal fueled broiler, propane fire ring, or open fire of any type in all areas. Propane grills and stoves are allowed.
    2. Smoking, except within an enclosed vehicle or building, in a developed recreation site or while stopped in an area at least 3 feet in diameter that is barren or cleared of all flammable vegetation.
    3. Using explosive material: (i.e.: fireworks, blasting caps or any incendiary device which may result in the ignition of flammable material.)
    4. Welding, or operating acetylene or other similar torch with open flame.
    5. Operating or using any internal combustion engine without a spark arresting device properly installed, maintained and in effective working order meeting either:
      1. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service Standard 5100-1a; or
      2. Appropriate Society of Automotive Engineers(SAE) recommended practice J335 (b) and J350.
  5. Commercial, professional and municipal fireworks displays are allowed if specific written approval has been granted by the San Juan County Sheriff.

That the fire ban shall remain in effect until the following occurs: The Sheriff, acting as Fire Marshall, or the Fire Chiefs of the affected districts shall request in writing that the fire ban be removed from all or part of their various jurisdictions.