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  • Burn Restrictions are in place for Elbert and El Paso Counties. See below for details. 

Winter has arrived!

Winter has arrived!

  • Clear your garage and home of excessive stored papers and other items that can fuel a fire.
  • Keep dead vegetation away from the edge of the house.
  • Store gasoline outside of the home and in a garage or shed. Keep tightly sealed.
  • Outdoor barbeque grills should be placed in a safe area and used with caution.
  • Check propane bottles, regulators and piping for campers, grills, etc. for leaks and cracks before use. Never store propane indoors.
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El Paso County Sheriff's Office wants remind everyone, that because El Paso County is under Stage 1 Fire Restrictions, the sale, use or possession of fireworks is illegal. 

 

Winter Weather Safety Tips

  • Keep a winter jumpkit in your vehicle with essential items in the unfortunate case you get stranded on the road.
  • Long exposure times to the cold can cause medical problems. Be aware of signs and symptoms of frost-bite and hypothermia. If working outside, work in short increments to avoid cold emergencies..
  • Protect your property. Keep grass and excesive weeds trimmed and remove combustible materials from the edges of your house.
  • Be aware of changing weather patterns, and keep an eye on the forecast. Be Prepared.
El Paso County Sheriff has implemented Stage 1 Fire Restrictions Elbert County Sheriff has implemented Stage III Burn Restrictions

Check out this link to see the details of Stage 1 Fire Restrictions for El Paso County.

https://www.epcsheriffsoffice.com/sites/default/files/resources/resources/Fire-8.5x11.pdf 

Check out this  link to see the details of Stage III Burn Restrictions for Elbert County

https://www.elbertcounty-co.gov/current_burn_restriction_stage.php

Please be very cautious when operating machinery, shooting, or using other equipment outdoors. An abundant supply of dry fuels can lead to the rapid spread of wildfires.

Open Burning Information

Open Burning Information

Get a permit BEFORE you burn.​

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