Boulder District Rangers continue fuel reduction

U.S. Forest Service firefighters plan to take advantage of existing and forecasted snow accumulation to burn slash piles in the James Creek fuels project area, Unit 2201, located in the Bar-K subdivision west of Jamestown. Ignition may begin today and continue throughout the week as conditions allow.

Conditions are evaluated each day of the burn to determine if ignition will take place. Wind, fuel moisture, staffing and amount of snow cover all play a factor in where and whether ignition occurs.

Due to the topography of the area pile burning activities may be visible from Gold Hill, Jamestown, and the Peak-to-Peak Highway.

So far this winter, Boulder and Clear Creek Ranger District firefighters have completed 222 acres of burning in the West Magnolia, Yankee Hill, James Creek and Sugarloaf fuel treatment areas, including 3,729 hand piles and 154 machine piles.

To receive updates on pile burning activities in the Boulder Ranger District area visit or contact Maribeth Pecotte at 303-541-2532.