Effective Aug. 23, 2019, the Board of County Commissioners and the Dillon Ranger District of the White River National Forest have enacted Stage 1 Fire Restrictions. Violators are subject to fines of up to $750 and/or 6 months in jail.
Fire restrictions help land-management agencies reduce fire risk and prevent wildfires during periods of high or extreme fire danger. In Summit County, restrictions are placed by the Summit County commissioners after consultation with the local fire departments and the Summit County sheriff. Restrictions on fires in the Dillon Ranger District are established by the White River National Forest.
Stage 1 fire restrictions
In general, Stage 1 fire restrictions -- typically enacted during high or very high wildfire danger -- prohibit open burning with the exception of campfires inside permanent fire rings in established campgrounds.
Stage 2 fire restrictions
Stage 2 fire restrictions -- typically enacted during very high or extreme wildfire danger -- prohibit all outdoor burning.