The Canon City Area Fire Protection District will initiate fire restrictions to Stage One fire restriction beginning on Thursday, May 14, 2020 at 12:00 pm. As Fremont County and surrounding areas of Southern Colorado continue to experience deteriorating, critical fire conditions leading to extreme fire behavior potential it is imperative to provide for the safety of our community.
Along with these conditions, firefighting capabilities and resources across the State are severely hindered by the COVID pandemic. Firefighting assistance in the event of a wildfire may be severely limited. Given these conditions, certain fire restrictions will be necessary. In order to accomplish this goal, the following restrictions will be in place for all of the Canon City Area Fire Protection District:
A copy of the full "Open Burning/Open Fire Restrictions" can be found here.
These restrictions are the same as the current restrictions enacted by the Fremont County Sheriffs Office. Similar restrictions are in place on all US Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management (BLM) lands in Fremont County.
Certain areas of the District; including Dawson Ranch, Dakota Hideout, Red Canyon Park, Temple Canyon Park, and Royal Gorge Park; should exercise additional precautions due to the additional hazards of being in a Wildland/Urban Interface area with heavier fuel loads and lack of adequate water supplies.