Adams County was moved to the Severe Risk Red Level by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. The new restrictions will go into effect Friday, Nov. 20, at 5 p.m., and will remain in effect until Friday, Dec. 18.

Level 1 Fire Restriction Enacted

Effective at noon on July 31, 2020, Adams County Sheriff Richard Reigenborn enacted a Level 1 Fire Restriction for Adams County. This restriction supersedes all previous fire restrictions and bans.
 
Controlled Burns must be called in to the Adams County Communications Center 303.288.1535. Check with your Fire District regarding any Burn Permit requirements as not all Districts require permits.
 
The following acts are prohibited in unincorporated Adams County until further notice:
1. Building, maintaining, attending, or using any fire or campfires.
 
EXEMPTIONS:
A. Persons with a VALID WRITTEN PERMIT from the Fire Chief that specifically authorizes the otherwise prohibited act. Check with appropriate Fire District for permit requirements, if any.
B. Any federal, state, or local officer or member of an organized rescue or firefighting force in the performance of an official duty.
C. Any fires contained within a liquid fuel or gas stove, fireplaces within buildings, and charcoal or propane grill fires at private residences.
D. A fire within a permanent constructed fire grate in a developed campground.
E. The burning of household trash when contained within a fireproof container sufficiently maintained to prevent escaping flame or burning material from the bottom or sides and screened sufficiently on top to prevent the release of burning material and located in the center of an area at least ten feet (10') in diameter from which all flammable material has been removed.