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Fire restrictions lifted for unincorporated Boulder County

On May 23, 2022, Sheriff Joe Pelle rescinded the Stage 1 fire restrictions that were in place for unincorporated Boulder County. Recent snow and rain storms have increased the relative humidity within the county and impacted fuels moisture, which has decreased the fire danger.

Relying on the competent scientific evidence provided by the National Weather Service, the Boulder County Sheriff has determined the conditions are such that fire restrictions are no longer necessary in unincorporated Boulder County.

Residents are reminded that although the fire restrictions have been rescinded, there are still permit requirements in place for slash burning and broadcast burns, also known as prescribed fires. Permits are available online at: or at the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office Headquarters, located at 5600 Flatiron Pkwy., Boulder or the Sheriff’s Office Fire Cache, located at 3116 Longhorn Rd., Boulder.


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