Winter Fire Safety
Tips to help make your winter fire-safe:
Home Fires occur more in winter than in any other season. As you stay cozy and warm this winter season, be fire smart!
• Half of all home heating fires occur in the months of December, January, and February.
• Have a qualified professional clean and inspect your chimney and vents every year.
• Keep anything that can burn at least 3 feet away from any heat source.
• Test smoke alarms monthly.
• Plug only 1 heat-producing appliance (such as a space heater) into an electrical outlet at a time.
• Keep portable generators outside, away from windows, and as far away as possible from your house. Install and test carbon monoxide alarms at least once a month.
• Never use your oven to heat up your house.
Burn Permit Application Process
An open burning permit, including recreational fire, is required for all open burning conducted within the Archuleta County. The permit may be obtained at the Administrative Office from Monday through Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm. (The office is closed daily from Noon to 1:00 pm for lunch) Fire permits are $10.00 and are good from the time of purchase until the end of the calendar year in which they are purchased.
Permit buyers are required to fill out an application form at the time of purchase. The permit is good for one address and may be used multiple times.
165 N. Pagosa Blvd.
Pagosa Springs, CO 81147
Office Number: (970) 731-4191
Fax Number: (970) 731-4194