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.
To be alerted to changes in Jefferson County fire restrictions and bans subscribe to the email fire restrictions and bans 'notify me' list.
Information about what is prohibited and allowed during a fire ban can be found on the fire ban detail webpage.
Effective at 6 p.m. on July 24, 2018, Sheriff Jeff Shrader lifted the Stage 2 Fire Ban and reinstated the temporary Stage 1 Fire Restrictions.
Information about what is prohibited and allowed during a fire restriction can be found on the fire restriction detail webpage.