Controlled Burn Notices

Planned and Controlled Burn Notices for Ouray County
  • September-December 2019 - Controlled burning of beetle kill trees on 1630 Elk Ridge Trail until winter. Pinzino residence. 
  • September 5-10 - Controlled burn, 948 Sage Drive, Ridgway
  • September 5-10 - Sleeping Indian Ranch, County Road 8, Controlled burn. 
If you wish to file an Open Burn Permit, please call Montrose County Dispatch non-emergency line at (970) 252-4020. A Wireless Emergency Notification System (WENS) notice will be sent out to all subscribers. Properly reporting planned and controlled burns helps mitigate the number of non-emergency calls to the Sheriff's Department and emergency dispatch lines. 

**You can opt-in to the "Controlled Burns" Wireless Emergency Notification System (WENS) by emailing Glenn Boyd ( AFTER you sign-up for WENS. You can sign-up here. **