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Burn Today

Boulder Fire in conjunction with Parks and Recreation, will be conducting a prescribed fire near Boulder Reservior on Wednesday November 29. 

This 19 acre prescriberd fire will take place along little dry creek, between N. 51st St. and the western shore of Boulder Reservior. This planned ignition will promote ecosystem health by reducing invasive weed species, decreasing a compounding thatch layer and promoting greater biodeversity on the site.  The other objective for the burn aims to enhance habitat for the Northern Harrier raptor, which is listed as rare and declining in Boulder County. The burn will also provide a great training opportunity for our local firefighting resources.

Boulder Fire-Rescue personnel will monitor the burn at all times until it is safely extinguished.The burn will only be conducted if and when environmental, vegitation and weather conditions are acceptable to assure the safety of the public and minimize the potential impacts from smoke. If all burn perameters are met, ignitions will take place between 11:00am and 1:00pm. Smoke and flames will be visible through out the day, and residual smake may be visible for several days after ignition.

Prescribed fire smoke may affect your health. All burns are conducted under a State of Colorado Smoke Management permit. For more information, please visit:
Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment.

 

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