A Stage II Fire Ban has been activated by the Board of County Commissioners and Sheriff of
Teller County.  All Open Burning Permits are suspended immediately.  
The following activities are ALLOWED under the Stage II Fire Ban:

 Use of gas, liquid or propane barbecues, gas stoves or lanterns that are at least 10 feet
away from combustible materials  
 Use of chainsaws with approved fire‐extinguishing equipment readily available
The following activities are PROHIBITED under the Stage II Fire Ban:
 Campfires of any size at any location
 Chimineas and other portable fireplaces or patio fire pits
 Use of charcoal grills
 Use of wood or charcoal smokers
 Outdoor welding or cutting
 Smoking (except in vehicles)
 Burning of materials not contained in an outdoor fireplace or permanent fire ring
 Use of any explosives (except for permitted mining operations)
 Use of fireworks of any type (except commercial fireworks within city limits)
Firing of model rockets
 Burning of irrigation ditches unless completely surrounded by irrigated farmlands where
burning is necessary for crop survival
Burning of Rubbish is PROHIBITED in Teller County at any time.   
Rubbish includes paper, garbage, trash, useless waste, rejected or unused matter, organic or
inorganic refuse, rejected or waste foods, offal, and tires.