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August 10, 2021

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Stage 1 fire restrictions to be rescinded for western Boulder County

Increased moisture has decreased fire danger

Boulder County, Colo. - On Tuesday, August 10, 2021, at 12:00 p.m., the Stage 1 Fire Restrictions in place for unincorporated areas of western Boulder County will be rescinded. The past three weeks of monsoonal moisture have resulted in no wildland fire activity in forest; therefore, the Board of County Commissioners and the Boulder County Sheriff have determined the weather is such that fire restrictions are no longer necessary in unincorporated Boulder County.

Residents are reminded that although the fire restrictions are being rescinded, there are still permit requirements in place for slash burning and broadcast burns, also known as prescribed fires.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 Parkway, Boulder or the Sheriff’s Office Fire Cache, located at 3116 Longhorn Road, 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: