No open burning allowed due to forecast

no firesCmdr. Mike Wagner, Public Information Officer. The National Weather Service has issued watches and warnings that preclude open burning throughout unincorporated Boulder County.

The National Weather Service has issued a red flag warning for Boulder County for Sunday, October 16, and a fire weather watch for Monday, October 17.

Under Boulder County *ordinance* [ http://www.bouldercounty.org/doc/sheriff/burnord141.pdf ], any burning — including open burning — during days that the National Weather Service has declared a red flag warning, a fire weather watch, or a high-wind watch or warning, is prohibited throughout unincorporated Boulder County. Any burning, including a campfire, that occurs on one of these watch or warning days could result in this issuance of a ticket with a minimum fine of $500.

If any burning is observed in unincorporated Boulder County on these days, please notify the sheriff’s office immediately at (303) 441-4444 or through the 9-1-1 system.