The city of Colorado Springs is now under a burn restriction due to the hot, dry weather.
The restriction went into effect at noon Friday. The following activities are prohibited within the city until further notice:
- Recreational fires
- Open or prescribed burns
- Outdoor smoking in city parks and open spaces
- Small internal combustion engines operated without a spark arrestor
The fire department reminds residents that fireworks are prohibited at all times, whether there’s a burn restriction or not.
The following are still allowed during the burn restriction:
- Outdoor smoking in designated areas
- Outdoor fireplaces and fire pits with spark arrestors
- Outdoor cooking devices, like grills
The following activities are allowed only with a permit:
- Professional fireworks displays
- Hot work activities like welding, brazing, blasting, and torching in forested or grassy areas
- Model rockets
Burn restrictions have also been enacted for several other jurisdictions in southern Colorado, including unincorporated counties and public lands. Check with local authorities for more information.