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Residents asked not to burn fallen trees & branches after wind storm


The Colorado Springs Fire Department Asks Residents Not to Burn Tree Branches or Trees that Came Down during Wind Storms

Colorado Springs, CO – After severe winds earlier this week brought down tree limbs and whole trees homeowners may feel inclined to burn these items in outdoor fire pits.  The Colorado Springs Fire Department would like to remind homeowners not to burn these items in either outdoor fire pits or indoor fireplaces until they are “seasoned” and dry.  Please allow tree limbs and split logs to dry for six to 12 months, depending on climate and wood species.  Burning wood when it is “unseasoned” or “green wood” can produce nuisance smoke.  Please cut and stack this wood allowing it to dry properly before burning or dispose of it through other means.  FAQ: Burning leaves, pine needles, or trash outdoors is an illegal activity within the City of Colorado Springs.


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