SLASH PILE BURN SEASON IS CLOSED AS OF APRIL 9, 2017
A campfire, no larger than 3 ft x 3 ft x 2 ft, is allowed at any time without permit or notification; unless the Sheriff's office issues a fire restriction/ban for dry conditions.
2016-17 Burn Season Summary
Fire Protection District#1 (Granby) 95
Fire Protection District#2 (Grand Lake) 77
Fire Protection District#3 (HSSP) 11
Fire Protection District#4 (Fraser Valley) 136
Fire Protection District#5 (Kremmling) 48
131 Days long (Nov 28 to April 9) allowing a total of 902 hours of burning
3,263 Piles permitted with 3,445 piles burned; some permits are constructing and burning as they cut during the burn season.
6,919,524 Cubic Feet (CF) of material permitted with 5,219,925 CF burned
Of the 367 permits, only 35 did not report any burning activity
The general conditions of the permit are as follows:
- Approval must be given by the Division of Natural Resources for ignition on a daily basis during the burn season.
- Inspection of piles may be required by the division.
- The burn area will be attended at all times while flames are present.
- The permit must be on-site with the individual supervising the burn.
- Hazardous or toxic materials or construction debris cannot be burned in an open burn pile - only untreated wood is permitted in a burn pile.
- It is recommended that pile sizes not be larger than 15 ft x 15 ft x 10 ft to allow for maximum opportunity to burn.
- Piles and material in piles should be dried for a minimum of one year prior to ignition. Large diameter material (greater than 6 inches in diameter) cannot exceed 20% of the pile density.
- Stumps and/or dirt are not allowed in open burn piles and piles containing dirt / stumps cannot be permitted.
- Homeowner association (HOA) regulations take primacy over county regulations.
- Any of the above conditions not met shall render the burn permit null and void and enforcement action by Grand County and possibly the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment can result.
- Burn season will have closures on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day & New Years Day.
- Colorado Department of Public Heath and Environment Smoke Management for Everyone
- Colorado Pile Construction Guide, from CO State Forest Service & CO Dept. of Public Safety/Div of Fire Prevention & Control
- Grand County Burn Program Brochure
- Tree Removal Services List