Fire Ban Details

Prohibited Items Under Stage Two Fire Ban

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

  1. Fires
  2. Bon FIres
  3. Chain Saw
  4. Charcoal Grill
  5. Chiminea Portable Outdoor Fireplace
  6. Fire Pit
  7. Fireworks
  8. Shooting
  9. Sky Lantern
  10. Smoking
  11. Tiki Torches
  12. Trash Burn
  13. Welding & Torches

Fire BanThe building, maintaining, attending, or using any fire is prohibited during a Stage 2 fire ban. Recreational fires and/or campfires are prohibited

DEFINITION:

Recreational Fire: An outdoor fire burning material other than rubbish or debris where the fuel being burned is not contained in a portable outdoor fireplace or barbeque grill and has a total fuel area of 3 feet or less in diameter and 2 feet or less in height for pleasure, religious, ceremonial, cooking, warmth, or similar purposes. this includes fires in barrels and drums; fixed, permanent outdoor fireplaces; and barbeque pit fires.

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.” (This does NOT include any device that burns solid fuels such as wood or charcoal and which must be extinguished.)

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  1. Gas Fire Pits
  2. Gas Grills
  3. Gas Lanterns
  4. Gas Stoves
  5. Open Fires & Open Burns
  6. Permitted Fires

image of a gas fire pit with flame

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

Enforcement

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.