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Pile Burning Resumes Near Jamestown, Ward

Pile burning resumes near Jamestown, Ward

BOULDER, Colo – (Feb. 23, 2017) With fresh snow arriving, U.S. Forest Service firefighters will resume slash pile burning near Jamestown, Gold Lake, and Ward, including the following areas:

  • Southeast of Ward: near Gold Hill Road (County Road 52) and Sawmill Road;
  • East of Gold Lake: 1 mile east of Gold Lake off County Road 509;
  • Southwest of Jamestown: Ridge Fuel Break off county Rd 509, 2 miles east of Gold Lake;
  • Jamestown: Piles are located one-tenth of a mile south of Jamestown.

The burning piles along County Road 52 may produce some smoke and traffic delays. Smoke may be visible from the communities of Ward, Jamestown, Gold Hill and Bar K.

Conditions are evaluated each day to determine if ignition will take place. Ignitions are generally expected to begin after 10 a.m. and will cease several hours before sunset. Smoke may be visible. Precipitation, wind, temperature, fuel moisture and staffing all play a part in when and whether ignition occurs. Firefighters monitor the area after burning is complete. Public and firefighter safety is always the number one priority in burning operations.

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Prescribed fire smoke may affect your health. For more information see

A complete list of areas where pile burning could occur on the Boulder Ranger District this season is located at:


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