October 5, 2023
Vivienne Jannatpour, (303) 678-6277
Hall Ranch closed Tuesday, Oct. 10, for prescribed burn if conditions allow
Hall Ranch will be closed all day if conditions are favorable for a prescribed burn.
Boulder County, Colo. - Boulder County Parks & Open Space and the Sheriff’s Office Fire Management Program will conduct a prescribed burn on Tuesday, Oct. 10, conditions permitting. Hall Ranch will be closed for the day and should reopen on Wednesday, Oct. 11.
This will be the first of multiple burns planned for the park. Prescribed fires reduce woody debris on forest floors. Removing these hazardous fuels decreases the risk of extreme wildland fires.
Fire personnel will stop burning if weather conditions do not allow for a safe operation or if the situation becomes unsafe for any reason. As with all prescribed burns, conditions must meet certain criteria for the burn to take place. Weather considerations include wind, temperature, relative humidity, and air quality. To determine if conditions are suitable for ignitions, fire managers assess fuel moisture levels and continuously monitor current and projected weather forecasts.
Smoke and flames may be visible for days to weeks 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 your health. The Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment Wood Smoke and Health webpage and the Boulder County Public Health Wildfire Air Quality & Health webpage provide information about health concerns related to prescribed fires.