City of Boulder Prescribed Burn: October 19-31

The City of Boulder’s Open Space and Mountain Parks (OSMP) Department and Boulder Fire-Rescue are planning to conduct an 85-acre prescribed burn to reduce the fire danger for south Boulder residents and to improve the health of city open space forests.

Depending on weather and environmental conditions, Boulder residents and OSMP visitors may see some smoke from a prescribed burn on Shanahan Ridge anytime between Monday, Oct. 19 and Saturday, Oct. 31. Residual smoke from the extinguished burn may be seen after Oct. 31. Ignitions will only begin after 10 a.m. and end before 3 p.m. Firefighters will monitor the burn at all times until it is safely extinguished.

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