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Lincoln County was created in 1889 from parts of
Elbert and Bent Counties .

Geographically, the county forms a backward block L,
which is 72 miles long and 48 miles wide in the south,
but only 30 miles wide in the north.  
The total area of Lincoln County is 2,593 square miles.
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LINCOLN COUNTY is on a LEVEL 2 BURN RESTRICTION!

Please review the levels. If you have any questions contact the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office.

LEVEL 1 – NO BURNING RESTRICTIONS
Controlled Burns have to be called into the Lincoln County Dispatch 719-743-2846

LEVEL 2 – RESTRICTIONS REQUIRED DUE TO SEVERE DRY CONDITIONS
The following acts are prohibited in unincorporated Lincoln County until further notice:

1. Building, maintaining, attending, or using any fire or campfire, except a fire within a permanent constructed fire
grate in a developed campground.

EXEMPTIONS:
A. Persons with a VALID WRITTEN PERMIT from the Lincoln County Sheriff and Fire Chief that specifically authorizes
the otherwise prohibited act.
B. Any federal, state, or local officer or member of an organized rescue or firefighting force in the performance of an
official duty.
C. Any fires contained within a liquid fuel or gas stove, fireplaces within buildings, and charcoal or propane grill fires
at private residences.
D. The burning of household trash when contained within a fireproof container sufficiently maintained to prevent
escaping flame or burning material from the bottom or sides and screened sufficiently on top to prevent the release
of burning material and located in the center of an area at least ten feet (10’) in diameter from which all flammable
material has been removed.

NOTE: Declarations of “FIRE WEATHER WATCH” by the National Weather Service for Lincoln County will automatically
place fire restrictions to LEVEL 2)


LEVEL 3 – EXTREME CONDITIONS, NO OPEN BURNING ALLOWED

No open burning is allowed until further notice. Those having burn permits issued by the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office can NOT
burn during Level 3.