The Pueblo County Sheriff's Office (PCSO) announced on May 11, 2023 that effective immediately, the county is no longer under Stage 1 fire restrictions.
The sheriff's office still wants to remind Pueblo County residents to adhere to Red Flag warnings when they are issued and report all controlled burns. Controlled burn reports can be called in at (719) 583-BURN (2876) or made online at www.pueblosheriff.com.
Pueblo County Sheriff's Alert Center
Open Fire and Open Burning Restriction Ordinance
During fire restrictions the sheriff's office reminds people to:
However, fire restrictions still exist in some areas of Pueblo County, like the Bureau of Land Management-administered public lands. For more information, please visit their website.
Before and after any fire you MUST call the Pueblo County Controlled Burn Notification Center at 719-583-2876 and leave a message as to the address of the burn and phone number in the event of weather or condition changes.
Before beginning a controlled burn, please read all the details for Rural Controlled Burns on the Pueblo Rural Fire Protection District website https://puebloruralfire.com/control-burn-regulations/
Note: If you are planning a controlled burn, after leaving your information with the Controlled Burn Notification Center (contact info above), you can contact RCVF&R through this website "Contact Us" page or leave a message on 719-485-0222 (this is a private number, NOT RCVF&R FD, in the event of an emergency call 911) to let us know your address and time/date of burn so we can get the message out to our team.
If you gives us advanced notice we can also work with you to schedule (resources permitting) firefighters to be present at your controlled burn.
The Pueblo County Sheriff's Office Website has current Red Flag Warnings and Alerts.
Check for Red Flag warnings https://www.pueblosheriff.com/AlertCenter.aspx
1-800-222-1222 is the Poison Control Hotline from the Colorado Poison Control website
Red Creek Fire and Rescue is dispatched through the 911 network and Pueblo Emergency Services.
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