UPDATE:The Temporary Fire Restriction (Stage 1) order for Jefferson County, which went into effect November 19, 2021, is hereby rescinded, effective on Tuesday, January 25, 2022. Citizens are encouraged to be cautious with any outdoor cooking or campfires, particularly in the grassy and wooded areas of Jefferson County.
Due to Jefferson County's geographic makeup, wildfire is always a concern, and it is a more potent threat during droughts or dry spells. Rainfall and cooler temperatures may reduce the danger of wildfire; however, people are encouraged to be vigilant as the danger of fire is always present in the high country. The risk is even greater when under a fire weather watch or red flag warning. Citizens should use caution when starting and extinguishing campfires, disposing of lighted cigarettes, and other activities that involve the use of fire or sparks.
The latest Fire Code to be adopted within Jefferson County is the 2017 International Fire Code (IFC).
For information regarding Jefferson County remote slash collection, burn permits and fireworks, and current Jefferson County fire restrictions and bans call the fire information hotline 303-271-8200.