12:55pm

Mon December 3, 2012
Wildfires

Boulder County Sheriff Orders Fire Ban

Citing winds, high temperatures, and the lack of moisture, the Boulder County Sheriff’s office has ordered a fire ban for unincorporated parts of the county.

Rick Brough with the Boulder County Sheriff’s office says most open flames are banned.

“Outdoor burning, slash fires, any kind of fireworks or model rockets. Smoking is limited to enclosed vehicles and in areas outside that are free of flammable material.”

Brough says liquid and gas fueled stoves are still allowed. The ban, which went into effect at noon Monday, will likely be in place until snow brings significant moisture to the parched county.

“We’ll just have to see how much snow we get and how much is absorbed by the fuels and we’ll re-evaluate and go from there. "

The ban [.pdf] applies to areas west of US 36, Broadway and Colorado 93.