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July 31, 2017

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Vivienne Jannatpour, (303) 678-6277

Prescribed burn planned at Ron Stewart Preserve at Rabbit Mountain starting Wednesday, Aug. 2

The prescribed burn is scheduled to begin
Wednesday, Aug. 2, weather permitting

Boulder County, Colo. - Due to the lifting of the fire ban and improved weather conditions, Boulder County Parks & Open Space and the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office Wildland Fire Management Program plan to conduct a prescribed burn at Ron Stewart Preserve at Rabbit Mountain beginning Wed., Aug. 2.

The park will be closed completely during active ignition days. Specific areas will reopen as soon as it’s deemed safe to do so by fire personnel.

The prescribed burn will cover approximately 36 acres and is located near the Eagle Wind Loop Trail. This burn is part of the Arapaho Prescribed Burn Project. Additional acres may be burned at the preserve through Sept. 8.

Firefighting resources will remain on the prescribed burn until the fire is confirmed as being controlled by significant weather conditions or determined to be out. The project area is well contained by trails and roads. Fire hoses and fire engines will completely surround the area during the duration of the burn.

The current weather pattern and predicted future weather conditions have offered relief to the warm, dry July. Both short- and long-term forecast models indicate a return to normal mid-summer weather conditions. In addition, local fuels and fire conditions are stabilizing back to normal averages.

For more information and to sign up for update emails, go to www.BoulderCountyOpenSpace.org/burns or call (303) 678-6211.

Fire Management Officer: Jay Stalnacker, (303) 441-1481

Prescribed fire smoke may affect your health. For tips on how to protect your health from wood smoke, go to https:/www.colorado.gov/pacific/cdphe/wood-smoke-and-health.