Boulder County has enacted Level 1 Fire Restrictions

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October 24, 2018

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Prescribed burn northwest of Longmont scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 25

Crews plan to burn 75 acres on Ron Stewart Preserve at Rabbit Mountain, conditions permitting.

Boulder County, Colo. - Boulder County Parks & Open Space and the Sheriff’s Office Wildland Fire Management Program plan to conduct a prescribed fire tomorrow, Oct. 25, on Ron Stewart Preserve at Rabbit Mountain, northeast of the intersection of State Hwy. 66 and 53rd St. if air quality and weather conditions remain as expected.

Staff will attempt to burn 75 acres of grass. The operation should go relatively quickly. Actual ignition will likely occur between 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. (Ron Stewart Preserve Prescribed Burn Area Map pdf). Ron Stewart Preserve will remain open during the burn.

Smoke and flames may be visible for days following a prescribed burn. There may be heavy smoke in the air. Please do not call 911 since a prescribed burn is not an emergency. The areas will be monitored to ensure fires are completely out.

Smoke from prescribed fires may affect health. The Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment Wood Smoke and Health website and the Boulder County Public Health Wildfire Air Quality & Health website provide tips on how to protect health from smoke.

For additional information, contact Boulder County Parks & Open Space Senior Forester Stefan Reinold at 303-678-6202 or Updates will be posted to