Burn Regulations

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  • All open burning shall be pre-approved by the Fire Marshal or a Fire District Representative and shall have a valid open burning permit.
  • There shall be no Open Burning during State or County authorized fire restrictions or bans.
  • No person shall burn upon the land of another without permission of the owner thereof or his agent.
  • The tree slash pile shall be no larger than 8 feet wide and 6 feet high, at any time and shall be constructed away from standing timber and structures.
  • Tree slash material shall be no larger than 4” in diameter.
  • The ground surrounding the tree slash pile shall be scraped to mineral earth (clean dirt) to a distance of at least 10 feet in all directions.
  • A minimum distance of 50 feet shall be maintained between tree slash fire and structures or combustible materials. Feed piles shall be maintained at a minimum distance of 25 feet from the burning pile.
  • Open burning is not permitted when sustained winds or wind gusts are predicted to exceed 5 miles per hour or during extremely dry conditions, as determined by the Fire Marshal or Fire District Representative.
  • All fires shall be continuously attended by a competent, non-impaired adult having pre-approved and ready-to-use fire extinguishing equipment on site.
  • The open burning permit shall be maintained on-site and available for viewing at all times during the active burning.
  • The open burning permit holder shall call the Weld County Dispatch at 970.356.1212 prior to starting the burning and once the fire is completely out.
  • Open burning of tree slash shall only occur between sunrise and sunset and shall be completely extinguished (out cold) prior to sunset and prior to the attendant leaving the site.
  • Failure to comply with the provisions of the Windsor Severance Fire Protection District Open Burning Regulations is punishable under Chapter 3 of the 2012 International Fire Code and the Colorado Revised Statutes 25-7-123(3), which sets fines up to $1,000 per day.