Fire Restrictions


John Spezze, Sheriff
Joe McGuire, Undersheriff

641 West 3rd Street
PO Box 699
Salida, Colorado 81201

Emergency: 911

Non-Emergency: 719-539-2596
Communications Center Fax:
Records Fax: 719-539-1077


Current Chaffee County Fire Restrictions: NONE PLEASE SEE PRESS RELEASE BELOW!


Salida, Colorado

PRESS RELEASE June 29, 2017

Due to the continuing dry conditions in Chaffee County combined with the continued windy conditions the Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office, in conjunction with the U.S. Forest Service has begun to look closely at the increased fire danger throughout our area. Although we do not meet all criteria for fire restrictions at this point if dry weather continues there is a good possibility that fire restrictions will be enacted, at least in the unincorporated areas of Chaffee County, in the near future.

With the upcoming Fourth of July holiday bringing increased visitors to our county along with the use of fireworks I want to remind both local citizens and our visitors to use extreme caution, whether you are camping and enjoying a fire or celebrating with fireworks. It takes one careless act or one unattended campfire to start a wildfire. Due to the increased numbers of fires burning in our state as well as across the country resources begin to become limited putting a strain on our firefighters and equipment available to fight fires.

I also want to remind everyone that no time are fireworks allowed in our national forests.

With that please have a fun and safe Fourth of July holiday weekend.


AS OF 06/29/2017 Fire restrictions in those portions of San Isabel National Forest and BLM lands that lie within Chaffee County: NONE

Posted forest orders can be found under “Alerts & Notices” at:

AS OF 06/29/2017  Fire danger rating in the valley is: HIGH

AS OF 06/29/2017 Fire danger rating in the portions of San Isabel National Forest and BLM lands that lie within Chaffee County is: HIGH


This webpage will be updated as restrictions or conditions change. Thanks for checking.  Sheriff John Spezze


Click here for a direct link to the National Weather Service website page for our area.  Chaffee and Lake counties are in FIRE ZONE 220.

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