OEM red Flag warning : Ag burn illegal, out of control
5:45 3/16 An agricultural burn out of control on hiway 66 appears to be illegally set today, if one reads this early warning by the county. In any event it is now out of control and running according to Boulder County dispatch. Mutual fire companies have been called in and mutual aid has been put in place. Last report” structures were being threatened.” “It is ten acres and running.” At this writing no fire equipment on scene. No command center set. Developing
Red Flag Warning for Wed. and Thurs.; no open burning in unincorporated Boulder County
The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for Wednesday and Thursday. No open burning is allowed in unincorporated Boulder County on days designated as red flag days. A red flag warning means that critical fire weather conditions are either occurring or imminent.
“AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE IDENTIFICATION OF ;RED FLAG FIRE” href=”http://www.bouldercounty.org/find/library/government/ordredflagdays.pdf” target=”_parent”>Boulder County Ordinance 2009-1, which states: Any person who initiates in unincorporated Boulder County a ditch, field, trash or slash fire on a day identified by the National Weather Service as a “Red Flag” fire day in any part of unincorporated Boulder County commits a class 2 petty offense and, upon conviction thereof, be punished by a fire of fire hundred dollars ($50000) for the first violation, and one thousand dollars ($1,000.00) for each subsequent violation, and for each violation shall pay the penalties and surcharges identified in C.R.S. 30-15-402. The penalty assessment procedure provided in C.R.S. 16-2-201 is authorized to be followed by any arresting law enforcement officer for any such violation.
For more information, please see the Sheriff’s Office