The City of Boulder is planning to conduct a prescribed burn on about 5 acres of open space on Shanahan Ridge today. Ignitions are scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, May 9, and will conclude by 4 p.m. Burning will be conducted only if and when weather and vegetation conditions are acceptable to assure the safety of the public and minimize the potential impacts of smoke. Boulder Fire-Rescue will supervise the planned burn, and firefighters will monitor the burn at all times until it is safely extinguished.
The intent of this burning is to help create a perimeter for additional burning that could occur through May 31. Prescribed burning will help reduce fire danger for south Boulder residents and help to improve forest ecosystem health. Additional information about prescribed burning is available at plannedburns.org.