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As the snow continues to melt, the Open Burn Season for the Steamboat Springs Fire Protection District is also coming to an end on Monday, April 15. The Open Burn period runs each year from November 1 through April 15.
“We’re well into melt off and some areas are already drying out,” commented Mel Stewart, Fire Chief for Steamboat Springs Fire Rescue. “With less than a week left in the open burn period, it’s imperative that all the criteria be meet before igniting your burn.”
The following parameters must be met prior to any open burn:
“Even with all the snow the area has received this winter, please use extreme caution during any open burn and consider alternatives before open burning for materials through recycling, reusing or disposal at a landfill,” stressed Stewart.
Always observe fire safety guidelines and check the National Weather service Fire Weather pages for local fire weather forecasts: http://www.weather.gov/bou/fire. For additional questions, contact Steamboat Springs Fire Rescue at 970.879.7170.
ContactMel Stewart, Fire Chief, 970.879.7170 or emailChuck Cerasoli, Deputy Fire Chief, 970.879.7170 or emailDoug Shaffer, Fire Marshal, 970.879.7170 or emailChristian Keller, Firefighter/Paramedic/PIO, 970.879.7170 or email