Public Notice Fire Ban

Colfax County Fire Marshal’s Office
116 South 3rd Street Raton, NM 87740

January 4, 2018

Upon consultation with the Fire Chiefs of Colfax County, and under the authority of Colfax County Ordinance Number 2006-1, the Colfax County Fire Marshal hereby declares effective immediately, a “Dry Season” in the Farley, Miami, French Tract, Vermejo Park and District 8 (Raton) Fire Districts in Colfax County, and establish a ban on open burning within the areas of Colfax County outlined above. No Burn Permits shall be issued at this time, and any current permits are hereby revoked. This Ban effects only the Districts listed above.
No outside smoking is permitted except within a 3 foot diameter barren area. The use of “exterior” fireplaces, stoves, chimeneas or charcoal briquette barbeques (except for gas-propane stoves and barbeques), and all open flames in the above designated areas of Colfax County are prohibited. Chainsaws will be permitted provided the manufacturers spark arrestor is in place.


Larry Osborn

Colfax County Fire Marshal

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