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Fire Restrictions


Burn Permits

Leadville/Lake County Fire Rescue issues burn permits. Persistent cool and moist weather patterns have made it possible for the Fire Department to resume issuing burn permits, which are good for thirty days at a time. LLCFR will re-evaluate the issuance of burn permits should the weather change to warmer, drier patterns.

Items that may be burned with the issuance of a burn permit include natural vegetation (e.g. slash) and wood products which have not been treated in any way, such as dimensional lumber that has not been water-sealed, painted, or had glue applied to it. Recreational and cooking fires less than 3 feet in diameter, and 2 feet in height, and which are confined within fireproof containers do not require burn permits. 

Persons interested in obtaining a burn permit should visit the Fire Department during regular business hours (8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.). Download a copy of the Lake County Burn Permit.

Once the permit is filled out, bring it to the Fire Department during regular business hours (8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.) for approval.

LLCFR appreciates the community’s cooperation with regard to burn permits and fire-safe practices. For questions, please contact Leadville/Lake County Fire Rescue at 719-486-2990.


United States Forest Service

For information regarding fire restrictions within the National Forest, please call the United States Forest Service at 719-486-0749 or visit their website at http://www.fs.fed.us/