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Open Burning in the Basalt Fire District

Open Burning is allowed October 1st through May 31st. Download a permit here, or stop by the District Headquarters in El Jebel, Monday through Friday from 8am-5pm.

Our Mission

The primary mission of the Basalt & Rural Fire Protection District is to provide emergency and non-emergency services for the protection of life and property in Pitkin and Eagle County, Colorado. The department provides 24-hour emergency response to a wide variety of critical situations, including fires, explosions, hazardous materials incidents, medical emergencies, accidents and miscellaneous public assistance requests. In addition, the department operates active fire prevention and emergency preparedness programs which provides for fire inspections, hazardous process permitting, fire code enforcement, community education and business emergency planning in accordance with Colorado laws.

Prescribed Burn

Prescribed burn on Basalt Mountain Wednesday, October 29th   Prescribed Burn Press Release

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Fire Ban Questions

The fire district is located in both Eagle and Pitkin Counties. The responsibility of initiating or rescinding fire bans falls to the sheriffs of both of these counties. Please direct any questions you may have to the Sheriff’s office in your county. To obtain a burn permit please go here.


Eagle County Sheriff's Office
(970) 328-8500


Pitkin County Sheriff's Office
(970) 920-5300

Contact Us

1089 JW Drive
Carbondale, CO 81623
970-704-0675
info@basaltfire.org