Fire Conditions

FIRE RESTRICTIONS & BANS

There Are No Current Fire Restrictions in Effect

Due to Jefferson County’s geographic makeup, wildfire is always a concern, and it is a more potent threat during droughts or dry spells. Rainfall and cooler temperatures may reduce the danger of wildfire; however, people are encouraged to be vigilant as the danger of fire is always present in the high country. The risk is even greater when under a fire weather watch or red flag warning. Citizens should use caution when starting and extinguishing campfires, disposing of lighted cigarettes, and other activities that involve the use of fire or sparks.

The latest Fire Code to be adopted within Jefferson County is the 2017 International Fire Code (IFC).

Fire Restrictions

  *July 26, 2018 – Fire Restrictions Lifted
Effective immediately, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office is lifting all fire restrictions for all areas of unincorporated Douglas County. Recent rainfall and cooler temperatures have reduced the danger of wildfire; however, people are encouraged to be vigilant as the danger of fire is always present. *