Fire Information

Jeffco Fire Information

Jefferson County’s geographic and climatic makeup means that there is always risk of wildfire. This risk is even high when the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office issues a fire weather watch, red flag warning, or most of all a fire restriction or ban. Jeffco residents and visitors are encouraged to subscribe to fire restriction and ban alerts. Fire restrictions and bans can also be enacted by municipalities, other counties, U.S. Forest Service, and Denver Mountain Parks. Jeffco Open Space maintains Stage 2 fire restrictions year-round. Please check with each individual entity for their fire restriction and ban information. It is also important to sign up to receive CodeRED emergency notifications from the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office in the case of dangerous fire or other emergencies that impact community safety. 

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.

Landowners can do their part to mitigate wildfire in the county by managing forest on their land, removing slash, and preparing their home for wildfire through Firewise. The Jefferson County Hazard Mitigation Plan provides further information about preparing for natural hazards. Additional publications and resources on wildfire are provided by CSU Extension’s Natural Resources Program.

Slash Collection

Natural debris such as tree limbs, pruning, and pine needles, known as slash, can be a fire hazard if allowed to build up. Removing slash and creating a defensible space around your home, is the first line of defense against wildfires. Jefferson County provides slash collection locations where you can deposit your slash for a fee.

Understanding Wildfire Risk in Your Community

Visit wildfirerisk.org to understand, explore, and reduce wildfire risk in your community. This interactive online resource from the USDA Forest Service under the direction of Congress and is designed to help community leaders, such as elected officials, community planners, and fire managers. This is the first time wildfire risk to communities has been mapped nationwide.

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