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October 16, 2016

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Public Information Unit, 303-441-1500

No open burning allowed due to forecast

The National Weather Service has issued watches and warnings that preclude open burning throughout unincorporated Boulder County

Boulder County, Colo. - The National Weather Service has issued a red flag warning for Boulder County for Sunday, October 16, and a fire weather watch for Monday, October 17.

Under Boulder County ordinance, any burning -- including open burning -- during days that the National Weather Service has declared a red flag warning, a fire weather watch, or a high-wind watch or warning, is prohibited throughout unincorporated Boulder County. Any burning, including a campfire, that occurs on one of these watch or warning days could result in this issuance of a ticket with a minimum fine of $500.

If any burning is observed in unincorporated Boulder County on these days, please notify the sheriff's office immediately at (303) 441-4444 or through the 9-1-1 system.

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/s/ Cmdr. Mike Wagner
Public Information Officer