High Fire Danger NoticeA message from Lyons Fire Protection District
Wednesday, Oct. 14, at 4:15 p.m.
Boulder County has updated the Stage 2 Fire Restrictions to include the entire County, both the western mountain region as well as the plains. Larimer County has a full fire ban as well. No outside fires are allowed at this time.
As folks may have noticed that while it appears there is a fire in the immediate area, the high winds we are experiencing have caused the Cameron Peak Fire to flare up and triggered new mandatory evacuations, starting early Wednesday morning. According to the National Weather Service, gusts up to 60 mph were reported overnight and became even higher during the morning hours. These winds have continued into the day. Heavy smoke from the fire is affecting sections of Larimer and Boulder Counties.
Throughout the day today, additional evacuation orders have been added for the area directly north of Highway 34 and east towards Horsetooth Reservoir. For the most up to date evacuation map, please check nocoalert.org
. This evacuation does not affect our fire district at this time, and we are asking our community to be especially safe right now, keeping in mind not only the fire restrictions and high winds but also considering the safety and resources available in the firefighting community.
Let’s be extra careful with any lighted materials such as cigarettes, and make sure any flammables are fully out and disposed of properly. For more information, please consider following our new Lyons Fire twitter page, “Lyons Fire Protection District” at @LyonsFireCO