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Thursday, 02 July 2020 09:24

Valley Wide Fire Restrictions

Alamosa County: Stage 1 Fire Restrictions

Conejos County: Fire Restrictions automatic during Red Flag Warning.

Costilla County: Fire Restrictions automatic during Red Flag Warning.

Hinsdale County: Stage 1 Fire Restrictions, https://www.colorado.gov/hinsdalecounty

Mineral County: No Restrictions on Private Land,

Rio Grande County: Stage 2 Fire Restrictions from County Road 18 west to the western county line.

Saguache County: Stage 2 Fire Restrictions,
https://www.saguachecounty.net https://www.saquachecounty.net/imaqes/docs­downloadable-by-department/admin-downloadable-docs/2020-admin-docs/Fire%20Ban%2004-21-2020.pdf

Town of Saguache: Fire Restrictions.

Town of Crestone: Stage Two Fire Restrictions: https://townofcrestone.colorado.qov/news­article/staqe-ii-fire-ban-in-effect

Fireworks are illegal on public lands: every forest, every campsite, every day.

BLM Stage 1 fire restrictions in five San Luis Valley counties: Alamosa, Rio Grande, Conejos, Costilla, and Saguache counties: https://www.blm.gov/node/19314

Pike and San Isabel National Forests Cimarron and Comanche National Grasslands is currently in fire restrictions: https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/psicc/alerts-notices/?aid=58651

The Rio Grande National Forest: Stage 2 fire restrictions.

Great Sand Dunes National Park is currently in fire restrictions:

Grand Mesa Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests Stage 1 Fire Restrictions on Uncompahgre Plateau:

Published in Sheriff's Office
Monday, 28 October 2019 12:40

Press Release - G18 Fire Update


October 28, 2019

 G-18 Fire

For immediate release

Approximately 4:00 PM on October 27, 2019, South Conejos Fire Protection District was dispatched to a grass fire near County Road G and County Road 17.  At the engine crew’s time of arrival, the fire had begun to spread North and East.  At the time of this release there is one structure that was burned as well as three separate out buildings.  Large numbers of cattle were displaced.  Numerous fences, pasture and haystacks were burned. The fire was approximately 2,000 plus acres in size but the final number of acres is yet to be determined.  Sheriff Garth Crowther reported there were minor injuries to one volunteer Fireman and no other reports of injuries. 

All Conejos County Fire Departments, Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control, and numerous San Luis Valley Fire Departments were actively fighting the fire. Sheriff Crowther called out for mutual aid from neighboring law enforcement agencies, including Colorado State Patrol who quickly responded.  San Luis Valley Emergency Managers also responded.  At this time the fire is contained but we are expecting high winds and the fire area will continue to be monitored by fire agencies.

 All roads in the fire area are now open. Conejos County Sheriff’s Deputies are currently out assessing further damage along with Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control who are still on scene. 

Sheriff’s investigators were on scene to determine the cause and origin of the fire.  ATF investigators were called to assist with the investigation.  The cause is still under investigation at this time.

An email address has been set up for any questions the public may have.  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

The Public can also call the Conejos County Sheriff’s Office at 719-376-2196 Option 2 for further inquiries.   

Published in Sheriff's Office
Monday, 28 October 2019 07:42

Press Release-G-18 Fire

Press Release

October 27, 2019

On Sunday, October 27, 2019 there was a grass land fire in Conejos County named the G-18 Fire.  Residents that live with in a 3 ½ mile radius of County Road G and County Road 17 were asked to evacuate the area at approximately 4:00 PM.  Sheriff Garth Crowther will be holding an Evacuee meeting at the Manassa Opera House at 9:00 AM on Monday, October 28th in Manassa Colorado.  County Road M South to County Road G, and County Rd. 17 East to the Rio Grande River will be closed until further notice. We are in the process of assessing the fire damage at the time of this release and will have more information forthcoming.  You can send any questions, or comments to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or call 719-376-2196 for further information. 

Published in Sheriff's Office