Open Burning

OPEN
BURNING WITHIN CITY OF FOUNTAIN LIMITS (Residential)

Colorado air pollution control laws and regulations prohibit open burning throughout the State unless a permit has been obtained from the appropriate air pollution control authority. In granting or denying any such permit, El Paso County Public Health shall base its action on the potential contribution to air pollution in the area and weather conditions on the day(s) of such burning.

STANDARD OPEN BURNING CONDITIONS:

Each day that a proposed burn will take place, the permit holder shall notify:
- El Paso County Public Health - for weekend or holidays burns, notification shall be provided on the preceding business day prior to 12:00 pm.
- The Fountain Fire Department by contacting the El Paso County Sheriff's Office, prior to ignition and after extinguishing the open burn. Give Air Pollution Permit ID Number.  (719) 390-5555
- All adjacent landowners, including those separated by a road or right of way.

Burning shall be restricted to the item(s) and location identified in the permit.
- Only clean, dry wood and/or natural vegetative material(s) with a diameter of not more than 6 inches may be burned.
- It is prohibited to open-burn certain wood-bearing items including: tree stumps, most construction materials, and pallets.
- It is prohibited to burn any material that is not wood.

El Paso County Health Open Burning