Open burning is allowed at this time, Fire weather conditions are still being monitored carefully. Open burning permits are required and can be obtained at either Fire Station in Canon City.
A "Wildland Interface" is where urban firefighting meets wildland firefighting. Structures at the edges of wildlands are threatened and require skills and equipment of both disciplines.
Wildland response and operations cover approximately 86% of the 122 square miles of the Cañon City Fire District. The fuels are typically a Pinion/Juniper mix with low undergrowth grasses.
As a national trend, homes and sub-divisions are being constructed within this fuel environment and add to the complexity of fire suppression. Fire danger in these areas are moderate due to fuel arrangement.
Wildland Fire Response
Cañon City Fire District responds efficiently to many areas and utilizes two 1 ton, 300 gallon wildland trucks as well as a 750 gallon Wildland/urban interface Engine. Mutual aid and aviation support can be requested locally from Federal and State land agencies, as well as our local Fremont County Sheriff's Department.
Cañon City Fire District cooperates with these agencies and adjoining others, under an Annual Operations Plan and national incident management system within the district.
Open land burning is allowed, by following the agricultural burning regulations. These can be found our web page along with the local fire danger rating.
Additional information about wildland and interface fires can be found by following these links:
Colorado State Forest Service
National Interagency Fire Center
Wildland Fire: Ready, Set Go!
WildlandFire.com - Home of the Wildland Firefighter