Fire Restrictions

ICE FIRE

8pm, Mon Oct 19th
The Ice Fire started just after 1pm in the South Mineral Creek area above the Ice Lakes trail head.  As of 5:00 PM, the fire had burned 320 acres. US Forest Services has air and ground wildland fire crews working on the Ice Fire. See InciWeb for more info.

There is no imminent threat of evacuation at this time for Silverton/ San Juan County residents. Given the proximity of the the Ice Fire, Silverton/San Juan County residents should familiarize themselves with the READY, SET, GO evacuation plan.  If activated, each step will be communicated with specific instructions for San Juan County citizens. FULL PRESS RELEASE

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STAGE 1 FIRE RESTRICTIONS IN EFFECT
AUGUST 20, 2020

Exemption:
Propane grills and stoves are allowed

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 or open fire of any type in undeveloped areas.

  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. Propane Fire Rings

  6. 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

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FIRE RESTRICTIONS LIFTED THURSDAY JULY 30, 2020

The monsoon season has provided enough measurable rainfall to moderate wildland fire danger in San Juan County Colorado. Stage I Fire restrictions will be rescinded on Thursday July 30, 2020 as of 6:00PM.  This action aligns with the San Juan National Forest rescinded fire restrictions.

“Fire danger has moderated with a good start to the monsoon season. Practice good outdoor fire safety. It is everyone’s responsibility.” stated Fire Warden and San Juan County Sheriff, Bruce Conrad.

Practice these principles of outdoor fire safety:

  • Clear all flammable material within three feet of campfire rings
  • Make a fire only if you have a shovel and sufficient water to put it out.
  • Never leave a fire unattended.
  • Keep fires small and manageable.
  • Extinguish fires completely. If it’s too hot to touch, it’s too hot to leave it alone. Every campfire should be put DEAD OUT before leaving it.

STAGE I FIRE RESTRICTIONS
(May 28 - July 30, 2020)

Exemption:
Propane grills and stoves are allowed

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 or open fire of any type in undeveloped areas.

  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

Stage 1 Fire Restrictions Illustration