Dolores County's Burn Ban is Now Countywide
On Wednesday, June 17, 2020, The Dolores County Sheriff Don Wilson issued a statement that the the burn ban is now countywide.
"Effective immediately Dolores County Sheriff is issuing a county wide Fire Ban. Open fires are prohibited in the unincorporated areas of Dolores County. An "open fire" is any fire in an outdoor location where fuel being burned is not contained in an incinerator, outdoor fireplace, barbecue grill or barbecue pit, burn barrels and incinerators must have an adequate screen to restrict ash until further notice. If you have any questions feel free to contact the Sheriff's office at 970-677-2257."
On June 15th, 2020, following the regular Dolores County Board of County Commissioners meeting, the following statement was released regarding new fire restrictions in place inside the County:
"The Dolores County Sheriff and the Board of County Commissioners, after discussing the ongoing dry conditions, fires in the areas, and overall ongoing fire danger, implemented a fire ban pursuant to Dolores County Ordinance 2011-2.
Effective immediately, open fires, including prescriptive burns, are hereby banned in Dolores County west of the Dolores River.
The ban shall remain in effect for 45 days, unless shortened or extended by the Board."
This ban currently does NOT apply to lawful fireworks.