Fire restrictions will be effective June 1 until further notice in the City of Glenwood Springs.
Due to dry conditions presenting a fire hazard throughout the Glenwood Springs area, City staff have determined it necessary to put fire restrictions in place within the city limits, effective June 1. Stage 1 fire restrictions have also been implemented on all private and state land within Garfield County.
City code (110.020.180) allows for the City Council or City Manager to impose a fire restriction and/or ban if there is high fire danger.
The following restrictions shall be strictly enforced:
- No fires/campfires/stove fires. Personal gas and charcoal grills in developed areas are allowed.
- No smoking, except within an enclosed vehicle or building or in an area at least 3 feet in diameter and that is barren or cleared of vegetation.
- No operating of any combustion engine, including chainsaws, without an approved spark arrester properly installed, a chemical pressurized fire extinguisher, and a round-point shovel readily available for use.
- No welding or operating acetylene or other torch with an open flame except in cleared areas of at least 10 feet in diameter and in possession of a chemical pressurized fire extinguisher.
- No use of an explosive (ex. blasting caps, exploding targets, tracer rounds, model rockets, etc.).
- No fireworks. Toy caps, sparklers and smoke snakes shall be permitted.
Fire restrictions in the City of Glenwood Springs will be in place until further notice. Violators will receive a summons into Municipal Court. The potential maximum fine for a violation is $1,000.