Wildland Fire Information / Fire Restrictions

Wildland Fire News



The current fire danger in Routt County is MODERATE! However, until the County receives a significant moisture to ward off fires, we urge outdoor enthusiasts to remain cautious and continue fire safety practices when working or recreating on public and private lands.

At a minimum, please observe the following precautions:

1. Never, ever leave a campfire unattended; even to go for a short hike. The wind can blow sparks and cause a wildfire.

2. Build only a small fire on bare soil with brush cleared away, and try to use an existing fire ring.

3. Pour water on the ashes and stir them, making sure the ashes and any unburned wood are cold to the touch before leaving.

RouttCountyAlerts is used to send critical communications to the public, from evacuation notices to missing child alerts. Residents and businesses are encouraged to sign up for RouttCountyAlerts to ensure they receive timely emergency notifications when alerts are issued. To ensure you receive notifications, go to www.RouttCountyAlerts.com and enter your contact information, including multiple phone numbers, text and email addresses.  Your contact information remains confidential and will only be used for community notifications.

And be sure to follow us on social media for updates and information on safety and preparedness on a regular basis.

Should you have any questions, please call your Fire Protection District Chief or the Routt County Office of Emergency Management at (970) 870-5551. Thank you for your cooperation.

North Routt Fire Protection District
Mike Swinsick - (970) 879-6064

Oak Creek Fire Protection District
Chuck Wisecup - (970) 736-8104

West Routt Fire Protection District
Dal Leck - (970) 276-3796

Yampa Fire Protection District
Dan Allen - (970) 757-0238

Steamboat Springs Fire Rescue
Mel Stewart - (970) 879-7170


Resources



Fire Protection District Wildfire Hazard Maps

  • Hazard Map 1 - Routt County Wildfire Hazards
  • Hazard Map 2 - North Routt Fire Protection District
  • Hazard Map 3 - Oak Creek Fire Protection District
  • Hazard Map 4 - Steamboat Rural Fire Protection District
  • Hazard Map 5 - West Routt Fire Protection District
  • Hazard Map 6 - Yampa Fire Protection District
  • Hazard Map 7 - Craig Rural Fire Protection District
  • Hazard Map 8 - Private Lands Not Within Any Fire Protection District