Fire Ban Details

Prohibited Items Under Stage Two Fire Ban

The items below are NOT authorized during a fire ban. Click the item tab for details.

  1. Charcoal Grill
  2. Tiki Torches
  3. Fire Pit
  4. Sky Lantern
  5. Chiminea
  6. Fireworks
  7. Smoking
  8. Trash Burn
  9. Chain Saw
  10. Other Torches...

image of a charcoal grillCharcoal grills use either charcoal briquettes or all-natural lump charcoal as their fuel source. The charcoal, when burned, will transform into embers radiating the heat necessary to cook food. 

A charcoal grill is NOT authorized during a fire ban, including in private residences, as it produces an open flame which is not liquid or gas fueled.

Items Allowed Under a Fire Ban

Only devices that are liquid fueled or gas fueled are allowed. Simply put, gas grills, gas fire pits, gas stoves, and gas lanterns are allowed. The rule of thumb is whether or not the fire can be “turned off,” rather than “put out.”

Click the item tab for details.

  1. Gas Grills
  2. Gas Fire Pits
  3. Gas Stoves
  4. Gas Lanterns

Gas grill with food on it

Gas grills are allowed under a fire ban. The grill can be "turned off" rather than "put out".


Jefferson County deputies will strictly enforce the temporary fire ban and temporary fire restrictions in the unincorporated areas, to include federal lands. Pursuant to County Policy Part 3, Chapter 6, Section 2, authorizing the Declaration of Open Fire Bans, violations of these prohibitions, upon conviction, is punishable by a fine of not more than $600. Such act(s) violate section(s) 102.8 and / or 308.2.1 of the International Fire Code.