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FIRE RESTRICTIONS NOW IN PLACE

for BOULDER COUNTY, LARIMER COUNTY and

NATIONAL FORESTS along the Front Range

High temperatures and low moisture have increased the fire danger

The fire restrictions are being implemented due to increasing fire danger, lack of moisture, and the forecast for hot temperatures. Competent evidence, including quantitative data produced by the National Fire Danger Rating System (NFDRS) and the National Weather Service, necessitates implementing Stage 1 Fire Restrictions.

The fire restrictions include any and all unincorporated areas of Boulder county:

  • West of CO Highway 93 (CO-93), from its intersection with the southern boundary of Boulder County until, and including, its intersection with CO Highway 119 (CO-119).

  • West of Broadway Avenue in the City of Boulder, from its intersection with CO-119 until, and including, its intersection with US Highway 36 (US-36).

  • West of US-36, from its intersection with Broadway Avenue until its intersection with the northern boundary of Boulder County.

  • West of the western boundary of the Rabbit Mountain Open Space until, and including, US-36.

  • All of the Rabbit Mountain Open Space property.


The following developed and hosted recreation sites allow fire in constructed, permanent fire pits or fire grates, in accordance with USFS policies and closures.

  • Kelly Dahl Campground

  • Rainbow Lakes Campground

  • Camp Dick Campground

  • Peaceful Valley Campground

  • Meeker Park Overflow Campground

  • Olive Ridge Campground

  • Brainard Lake Recreation Area (Includes Pawnee Campground)

Violation of Stage 1 fire restrictions could result in a maximum fine of $5,000 for an individual or $10,000 for an organization, or imprisonment for more than six months, or both. If responsible for causing a wildfire, one could be held accountable for suppression costs of that fire.