Level 2 Fire Restrictions in effect for western areas of Boulder County. No fireworks, fires, open flame, or shooting (see map and flyer).

Many County services are being offered online. Additionally, a variety of resources are available for those impacted by COVID-19.

Fire Restrictions

Fire Restrictions

Level 2 Fire Restrictions - July 10, 2020

Sheriff Joe Pelle is enacting Level 2 Fire Restrictions, effective at noon on Friday, July 10, for western Boulder County. The increased fire restrictions are being implemented due to increasing fire danger, lack of moisture and the forecast for hot temperatures. Please see the associated press release, flyer and map.

Photo of fire ban sign in Boulder County

When a fire ban is enacted, signs like this one are posted around the county.

Information on Fire Restrictions

Fire restrictions can be enacted either by the Sheriff or the Board of County Commissioners when certain outdoor conditions are met.

During any of the following weather events, open burning is not allowed in unincorporated Boulder County from time of issuance until midnight in which the event expires: Red Flag Warning, High Wind Warning, High Wind Watch and Fire Danger Warning. Check the local forecast for up to date information.

It is CRITICAL that visitors and residents alike do everything possible to prevent fires of all kinds. Please do what you can to protect our beautiful lands, homes and wildlife areas from the devastating effects of wildfires.

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Sheriff's Office

Main: 303-441-3600
Alternate: 303-441-4444
Fax: 303-441-4739



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