On July 8, 2015, Home Rule Resolution No. HR-15-7-3 was passed by the Board of County Commissioners. This resolution changes the process of burn bans in unincorporated areas and is necessary to promote fire safety and to protect persons and property from the dangers of open burning. On March 29, 2017, additional changes were made to the Resolution. Burning is prohibited on days when the Rangeland Fire Index is Very High or Extreme or Red Flag criteria.