Current Burn Status
The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment is committed to protecting and preserving the health and environment of the people of Colorado.
Indoor burning restrictions
Restrictions apply November-March
The graphic above shows expected air quality conditions for metro Denver.
During the winter high pollution season (November-March), the graphic indicates whether an air quality Action Day is in effect. During an air quality Action Day, indoor burning is restricted in the seven metro Denver counties:
- Areas west of Kiowa Creek in Adams and Arapahoe counties.
Residents are also asked to voluntarily limit driving on Action Days.
On days that aren’t air quality Action Days, no restrictions are in place.
- People living above 7,000 feet.
- Those who use:
- Phase II EPA-certified stoves.
- Colorado-approved pellet stoves.
- Approved masonry heaters.
- Those whose stoves or fireplaces are their primary source of heat.