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Current Air Quality Conditions
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:
  • Denver
  • Boulder
  • Broomfield
  • Douglas
  • Jefferson
  • Areas west of Kiowa Creek in Adams and Arapahoe counties
A wood burning device is exempt from burning restrictions if any of the following are true:
  • Device is on a list of certified or approved indoor burning equipment:
    • Phase II EPA-certified stoves
    • Colorado-approved pellet stoves
    • Colorado-approved masonry heaters
  • Device is located above 7,000 feet
  • Device is not certified or approved, but indoor burning is the primary source of heat and an exemption letter has been issued from the state or local jurisdiction

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