Burn restriction in effect for city of Colorado Springs

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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
  • Bonfires
  • 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

>> Tap here for more information about the burn restriction

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. 

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