County fire ban rescinded
August 1, 2012 11:11 am by Ron Baird, news editor, under Fires, Floods, Snow extremes, News, Outdoors, Weather. 0 Comments Follow Register | Login | News Feed
Today August 1, 2012, at noon, Sheriff Joe Pelle will rescind the current Fire Ban. The current wet weather has moved us closer to seasonal precipitation patterns and wild land fuel moisture averages.
Although this current moisture will make a difference lowering our wild fire severity and potential, our local grasses and light flashy fuels will dry out relatively quickly and pose the greatest threat to rapid fire spread. Caution is advised as folks resume using open flame fire for recreational purposes, agricultural maintenance and forest management. Please refrain from burning during windy conditions and have a readily available water supply.
On July 1, 2012, the Boulder County Commissioners passed Boulder County Ordinance 2012-02, developing a permitting system that will encompass public health, local fire protection districts, and Boulder County requirements in a “one stop” online application process. In addition, permits may be obtained by mail or picked up in person at many of the County’s public buildings. The Sheriff’s Office wants to remind citizens that prior to burning (broadcast burns or slash piles) they must obtain a permit. Agricultural burns and campfires are excluded from the permitting process
To see current fire and shooting restrictions for United States Forest Service properties go to the following website and click on “Alert and Warnings”.