Boulder this fall is planning prescribed burns on city open space lands west of Flatirons Vista Trailhead.

Burning could occur any time between Oct. 1 and Nov. 30, depending on weather conditions, a city news release stated.

During burning events, Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks may close all or portions of the Greenbelt Connector, Prairie Vista, Flatirons Visa North and Flatirons Vista South trails.

Ignitions will occur after 10 a.m., and end before 4 p.m.

Community members and motorists on Colo. 93 and U.S. 36 will see smoke from planned burns. Open space visitors also could see smoke after the burn is completed. City open space officials encourage community members to access to plan alternate open space destinations should burning occur.

Boulder conducts prescribed burns only when weather and vegetation conditions assure the safety of the public, and will minimize the impacts of smoke to meet fire-management goals.

Boulder Fire-Rescue will supervise the planned burns, and firefighters will monitor the burns until they are safely extinguished.

Prescribed fire smoke could affect human health, the city news release stated. Learn more at

For more information on prescribed burns, visit or call Open Space and Mountain Parks at 303-441-3440.

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