Boulder Police

Prescribed burn on open space southwest of city today

Posted on 03/27/2019 at 06:29 pm
Laurie Ogden

City of Boulder Fire-Rescue and the Open Space and Mountain Parks (OSMP) Department is NOW conducting prescribed burning on open space southwest of the city today. It’s possible that additional burning will occur on Thursday. The City of Boulder is conducting this prescribed burn to help reduce fire danger for the community and to help improve open space forest ecosystem health. See a map of the burn area:


Depending on weather conditions, the city is planning to burn 17 acres, building on the successes of six previous burns in the 85-acre burn area. This area will be surrounded by firefighters, fire engines and fire hoses and water tanks, providing a constant water supply. Additional burning in the area could occur through Friday, May 31. Learn more at