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January 11, 2022

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Fire restrictions rescinded for western Boulder County

Snow cover and cooler temperatures have decreased fire danger

Boulder County, Colo. - On Tuesday, January 11, 2022, Sheriff Joe Pelle rescinded the Stage 1 fire restrictions that were in place for unincorporated western Boulder County.

Recent storms have provided abundant snow cover and increased relative humidity. In addition, cooler temperatures and shorter sunlight hours have helped decrease fire danger.

Relying on the competent scientific evidence provided by the National Weather Service, the Board of County Commissioners and the Boulder County Sheriff have determined the weather is such that fire restrictions are no longer necessary in western unincorporated Boulder County.

Residents are also reminded that although the fire restrictions have been rescinded, there are still permit requirements in place for slash burning and broadcast burns, also known as prescribed fires. Permits are available online at: or at the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office Headquarters, located at 5600 Flatiron Pkwy., Boulder or the Sheriff’s Office Fire Cache, located at 3116 Longhorn Rd., Boulder. Agricultural burns and campfires are now allowed and do not require a permit.

For current fire and shooting restrictions for United States Forest Service properties, please visit the following website:

For current fire restrictions in Eldorado Canyon State Park, please visit the following website: .