Red Flag Warning – Thursday June 14th – No Open Burning

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a Red Flag Warning for our fire weather zone. Effective immediately on 6/14/18 and expiring at 0000hrs on 6/15/18 there will be NO OPEN BURNING for the entire CCCFPD.

Our fire weather zones are Fire Weather Zone 239 (below 6,400 ft) and Fire Weather Zone 215 (above 6,400 ft.).

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Level 1 Fire Restrictions For All Of CCC

Level 1 Fire Restrictions are now in place for the entirety of the Coal Creek Canyon Fire Protection District due to the recent warming/drying trend as well as fire suppression activities in our region. Campfires on private property, within permanent fire rings or fire places, that are no more than approximately three feet in diameter and three feet high, are permitted. That being said, please be aware that our fire danger rating continues to increase and that your fire department has responded to three wildland fires in the past week. Campfires on public lands within the CCCFPD ARE STRICTLY PROHIBITED. For the full details of Level 1 Fire Restrictions in your given county, visit:

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Smell of Smoke In The Canyon

As you have most likely noticed, we have been experiencing quite a bit of “drift smoke.” There is a faint smell of smoke and often a light haze visible here in the canyon, particularly in the mornings and evenings. This drift smoke is coming from active fires to our south and west that are quite a distance away and will most likely be noticeable for many days to come. As always, if you see smoke that you feel is more than a light haze (especially a distinguishable source of smoke), notice a heavy smell of smoke, or for any other reason are concerned that there may be a wildland fire in our area you may call 911 to have your Fire Department respond and investigate.

 

 

 

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Stage 1 Fire Restrictions

Jefferson County has entered into Stage 1 Fire Restrictions. While this does not prohibit our residents from having recreational campfires on their private property, it serves as an important indication that everyone needs to be extremely careful with fire this time of year. As a reminder, recreational campfires are to be within a permanent constructed fire ring, barrel, or portable fireplace, are to be no larger than 3’ in diameter by 2’ high, and must be 30’ or more from an undeveloped area.

Click here for the full details of the Jefferson County Stage 1 Fire Restrictions.

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Upcoming Slash Collection – June 2nd / June 3rd

Few (to no real) opportunities to remove excess fuels this winter. Do you have slash to remove?

There were few (if any) opportunities to remove excess slash by utilizing burn piles this winter.

For details, including fees and what is accepted, see:

Coal Creek Canyon, June 2nd/3rd

To find out about other slash collection events, including one at Blue Mountain later in the year, see:

Slash Collection (Jeffco)

Note: even though this particular event is hosted by Jefferson county, all Coal Creek Canyon/neighbor residents (including from Boulder county and Gilpin county) are welcome.

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Caution – Multiple downed power lines, keep clear…

Today’s snow storm has taken down a number of trees, and power lines. There are multiple power lines down around the Canyon.

When driving (and especially walking) around the Canyon please keep away from downed lines.

The safest approach is to treat all downed lines as live.

When CCCFD respond to down lines we keep one (or more) span lengths (the length between two power poles) away because live/charged lines – shorting into the ground – can kick up and move themselves, theoretically as much as the length between two poles. Keep away, the power in these lines is significant.

Thanks for your help keeping the community safe, including “see something, say something”, which applied here. Call 911 if you se downed power lines or downed trees that could cause problems. Do not approach them yourself.

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Red Flag Warning – Tuesday April 17th – No Open Burning

The National Weather Service Fire Weather Desk has determined that “extreme” fire weather conditions will be present in our District Tuesday, April 17, and has issued a Red Flag Warning for the entirety of the Coal Creek Canyon Fire Protection District. No open burning will be permitted within the District on April 17.

Our fire weather zones are Fire Weather Zone 239 (below 6,400 ft) and Fire Weather Zone 215 (above 6,400 ft.).

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Coal Creek Canyon 9Heath Fair – Saturday April 28th – 8am to 1pm

This year’s 9Health Fair is coming up this month at the CCC K-8 school. This is a community event, primarily staffed by volunteers from the Coal Creek Canyon community. The Coal Creek Canyon Fire Department will be there helping out, and we’d love to see you there. Tell a friend, bring a friend. Please do spread the word.

Here is the list of screening available this year:

Screenings at CCC 9Health Fair 2018

Here is a video from Trudy on one of the blood test screenings, and the importance of having this test done:

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Red Flag Warning – Thur April 12 – No Open Burning

The National Weather Service Fire Weather Desk has determined that “extreme” fire weather conditions will be present in our District Thursday, April 12, and has issued a Red Flag Warning for the entirety of the Coal Creek Canyon Fire Protection District. No open burning will be permitted within the District on April 12.

Our fire weather zones are Fire Weather Zone 239 (below 6,400 ft) and Fire Weather Zone 215 (above 6,400 ft.).

Check here for the latest Warning: National Weather Service Alert.

 

 

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Red Flag Warning – Wed April 11th – No Open Burning

The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for the Coal Creek Canyon Fire Protection District on Wednesday 4/11. No open burning will be permitted within the District during this time.

For more detailed information see: the red flag warning

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18-Jun-18