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Burn Permits

Updated May 21, 2015
Almost any burning in Indian Mountain in the dry season, other than barbeque grills, requires a burn permit. You may obtain a burn permit from the Jefferson Como Fire Station #5 on Elkhorn Road. When not under a fire ban you must report the burn event before it occurs. This reporting is to avoid unnecessary dispatch of emergency equipment. You can report burning before starting to burn by calling (719) 836-2141. When there is a fire ban posted at the fire station or in the newspaper, you may not burn even though you have a permit.
Although burn permits are a legal way to burn in the open, burning of forest slash in our wildland urban interface is not encouraged by IMPOA. Erratic winds and our normally dry conditions can easily lead to a loss of control of a fire. Alternatives to burning forest slash include chipping on site and using the IMMD burn pit. Alternatives to burning trash are the annual Dumpster Days sponsored by IMPOA, the Fairplay Dump Station and contract waste removal. A local supplier of trash removal is Mountain View Waste (303/838-0560) for $100/qtr. Pick up is first and third Tuesdays.
In the absence of a burn ban issued by the County Sheriff, there is no permit required for a recreational campfire on your property. Just use common sense when building a recreational fire. Flame lengths on recreational fires cannot exceed 3 feet.
An adult must attend all fires.
Any fire in the open should have a nearby water supply (even if it’s just a big bucket full) and a shovel for containing a fire that spreads to the grass if the wind whips up.