Emergency Information

Current Fire Restrictions

10:05 AM - Sep 16

 At this time, all fire restrictions have been lifted.  There are currently NO fire restrictions in effect in unincorporated Larimer County.


4:20 PM - Aug 30

The Board of Larimer County Commissioners today extended restrictions currently in effect on open fires for the unincorporated portions of Larimer County. Also extended are restrictions on the use of fireworks, public firework displays and incendiary devices. The restrictions are in effect until September 15, 2016.

Due to hot, dry conditions, the danger of wildfire, forest and grass fires is very high in Larimer County. Today’s extension of restrictions are based on a recommendation from the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office and were unanimously approved by the Board of County Commissioners.

Restricted Today:


  • No open fires, including camp or cooking fires
  • Smoking in the open is not allowed, including trails, parks and open spaces
  • No fireworks or firework displays
  • No incendiary devices, including sky lanterns, exploding ammunition, exploding targets, and tracer ammunition
  • No welding

Not Restricted:


The Sheriff may give limited exemptions from these restrictions based on his pre-approval and inspection.

Any person who knowingly violates the restrictions can be fined. The Ordinance for the Regulation of Open Burning in Unincorporated Larimer County can be found at: http://larimer.org/policies/fire_ban_ordinance.pdf.