Level 1 Fire Restrictions in Effect in Boulder County

Level 2 Fire Restrictions have been rescinded, Level 1 Fire restrictions are still in effect.

The fire restrictions PROHIBIT:

• Building, maintaining, attending, or using an open fire, campfire or stove fire (including charcoal barbecues and grills) on public land;

• Use of all personal fireworks;

• Shooting or discharging firearms for recreational purposes, except for hunting with a valid and current hunting license on public land;

• Smoking, except in an enclosed vehicle or building, a developed recreation site, or while stopped in an area at least three feet in diameter that is barren or cleared of all flammable materials;

• Operating a chainsaw without a USDA or SAE-approved spark arrester properly installed and in effective working order. A chemical, pressurized fire-extinguisher must be kept with the operator, and at least one round-point shovel with an overall length of at least 35 inches must be readily available for use;

• Welding or operating acetylene or other open-flame torches, except in cleared areas of at least 10 feet in diameter, and with a chemical, pressurized fire-extinguisher immediately available for use;

• Using an explosive.

The fire restrictions ALLOW:

Building, maintain, attending or using a fire in constructed, permanent fire pits or fire grates, within developed recreation sites where a fee is paid and on private lands; The use of portable stoves; lanterns using gas, jellied petroleum, or pressurized liquid fuel; or a fully enclosed (sheepherder-type) stove with a 1/4″ spark arrester-type screen.

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