December 19, 2012: Boulder County Sheriff Joe Pelle has rescinded the existing Fire Ban, as of 12:00noon.
The recent precipitation has reduced the fire danger threat by increasing the amount of moisture in the grasses and the other fuels. Although this current moisture will make a difference lowering our wild fire severity and potential, our local grasses and light flashy fuels will dry out relatively quickly and pose the greatest threat to rapid fire spread. Caution is advised as folks resume using open flame fire for recreational purposes, agricultural maintenance and forest management. Please refrain from burning during windy conditions and have a readily available water supply.
In keeping with his policy of following Boulder County’s fire bans, Nederland Police Chief Jake Adler has also rescinded the existing fire ban within Nederland town limits.