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GRAND VALLEY FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT SERVING THE COMMUNITY SINCE 1962 GRAND VALLEY FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT SERVING THE COMMUNITY SINCE 1962

Information on fire restrictions and bans can change quickly. It is important to read current wildfire danger and burning restrictions.


Fire Danger Fire Restrictions

NO PERMITS ISSUED  


Open burning is NOT allowed within the Grand Valley Fire Protection District without a permit. Examples of fires that are classified as open burning are; ditch burning, leaf and garden debris fires, fires used for agriculture, forestry purposes, range or wildlife management, for the prevention or control of disease or pests. Trash burning is not allowed!


GVFPD has the authority to order any person(s) to cease any violation of these rules.


Social/Bonfire Fires


INSPECTION REQUIRED. PERMIT ISSUED FOR ONE DAY ONLY


Social and Bonfires The 2003 International Fire Code (IFC) 302.1 defines these fires as being intended for warmth, religious, ceremonial or other special purposes. The total fuel area will be determined by the Chief (or his designee) at the time of the site inspection. In accordance with the 2003 IFC 307.3.1. the fire must be at least 50 feet away from any structure, vegetation or combustible material at all times and must be constantly monitored by a responsible citizen and an approved fire extinguishing method MUST be available in the immediate area.



Recreational/Cooking Fires


ONE TIME INSPECTION REQUIRED. PERMIT FOR UNLIMITED DATES


Recreational fires are allowed within the Grand Valley Fire Protection District with an issued GVFFD Burn Permit in accordance with the guidelines outlined below and only when a burn restriction or burn ban is not enacted. A recreational fire is an outdoor fire where materials other than rubbish are being burned, and are NOT contained in a manufactured appliance (such as an outdoor fireplace, BBQ grill). This fire area (also referred to as a Fire Pit or Fire Ring) must be of semi-permanent or permanent construction. They must not have a total fuel area greater than 3 feet in diameter and the fuel must be less than 2 feet in height. A recreational/cooking/campfire must be at least 25 feet away from any structure or combustible materials at all times and must be constantly monitored by a responsible citizen and with an approved fire extinguishing method available in the immediate area.



BBQ, Commercial Fireplaces/Heating Devices


NO PERMIT REQUIRED


These fires (such as BBQs, gas-fueled fire pits, outdoor manufactured fireplaces, propane type heating devices) do NOT need a burn permit: however any outdoor fires must be at least 10 feet away from any structure and/or combustible materials at all times, and must be constantly attended by a responsible citizen with an approved fire extinguishing method on-hand. Citizens are required to use responsible behavior and safety precautions while cooking outdoors on private property during a Burn Ban.



Penalties


Person(s) failing to comply with the terms of a Burn Restriction or Burn Ban shall be punished in accord with the Colorado State revised statutes law. Under Colorado state law a careless fire that threatens or damages life or property is fourth degree arson and shall be prosecuted as such.




Questions? Please contact Grand Valley Fire Protection District at 970-285-9119

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Open Burning/Prescribed Burn


Please read the information on this page regarding Open Burning in the Grand Valley Fire Protection District.  The  permit is good for THAT day only and any subsequent burning will require you to obtain a burn permit for those days.

 

NO BURN PERMITS ISSUED  -  Memorial Day to Labor Day

Click on the picture to the right to go to the Garfield County Open Burn permit page where you can apply for a permit online.