It’s that time of year when snuggling up to a cozy fire is a welcoming prospect. But if you are using a traditional wood-burning fireplace or wood stove, you need to be aware of woodburning restrictions put in place to protect Colorado’s air quality. (Gas fireplaces can be used any time).
Between November and March, Colorado will occasionally declare “action days” which have restrictions on wood burning. These restrictions are determined based on the forecast. You can find out about action days by visiting the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment (CDPHE)’s air quality page. Also be sure to check our library’s web catalog for more resources.