Fire Ban for Boulder County as 1 Year Anniversary Approaches.

A big thank you goes out to all officials that had a hand in the fire ban for the Boulder County areas west of highway 36.

It will the one year anniversary of what became the worst and most expensive distaster in Colorado history.

This fire affected so many of us and continues to do so with flash floods, economic hardships, mental anguish, and much much more.

A big thank you also goes out to the United Way, Boulder County, and many more angencies that continue to support us and help us.

And... thank you to the citizens of Colorado for also reaching out to so many of us and helping us.

Sheriff enacts fire ban for western Boulder County starting at noon today, Sept. 1st, 2011.

Camera staff
Posted: 09/01/2011 10:32:41 AM MDT

(Boulder County)
Sheriff Joe Pelle has instituted a fire ban beginning at noon today for western Boulder County.

Open burning, all fireworks and model rockets will be prohibited west of Broadway in Boulder, west of Colo. 93 south of Boulder and west of U.S. 36 north of Boulder.

The fire ban allows for the use of liquid- or gas-fueled stoves, campfires in improved U.S. Forest Service campgrounds and charcoal grill fires on private property.

A dry and hot August has driven local fire danger into the high category as measured by the National Fire Danger Rating System, according to the sheriff's office.