Outdoor Residential Burning

The City is reviewing policies on outdoor residential wood burning, such as backyard use of fire pits for campfires. As the community continues to grow, how do we balance our enjoyment of the outdoors with concerns about air quality and health impacts? Currently, for nuisance concerns, the City will provide outreach in the form of a notification letter when complaints are received. If there are safety concerns, the Poudre Fire Authority will respond with corrective actions for non-emergency situations. Learn more about wood smoke complaints here.

Following public deliberation during the summer and fall of 2018, City Council considered next steps at an October 23 Work Session and provided direction to develop a regulatory option that better addresses nuisance fires, rather than a full ban. An additional Work Session is scheduled for January 22, 2019.

The City is reviewing policies on outdoor residential wood burning, such as backyard use of fire pits for campfires. As the community continues to grow, how do we balance our enjoyment of the outdoors with concerns about air quality and health impacts? Currently, for nuisance concerns, the City will provide outreach in the form of a notification letter when complaints are received. If there are safety concerns, the Poudre Fire Authority will respond with corrective actions for non-emergency situations. Learn more about wood smoke complaints here.

Following public deliberation during the summer and fall of 2018, City Council considered next steps at an October 23 Work Session and provided direction to develop a regulatory option that better addresses nuisance fires, rather than a full ban. An additional Work Session is scheduled for January 22, 2019.