Lefthand Fire Friday Night Update

Contact(s): Elsha Kirby office 303.541.2532, to leave a message call (temporary #) 303.541.2


Boulder, Colo.   –Lefthand Fire crews worked to get the fire out quickly today, but the anticipated warmer weather and remaining high heat inside the fire-line have them anticipating weekend work.

The firefighters have been facing challenges like fire heat on steep terrain and rolling rocks from above. Shooter debris containing unspent ammunition had also been going off in the distance.

Public and firefighter safety is still a concern, so the Lefthand off-highway vehicle (OHV) area will be closed to recreation activities this Sat. June 4 and Sun. June 5.   For updates on area accessibility after Sunday, please call Boulder Ranger District (303) 541-2500.

Over the weekend, crews will continue mopping up and reinforcing the perimeter while watching for potentially hazardous changes in weather. Once the area shows a low potential for moving fire over the fire-line, crews will change to monitoring status.

Visitors can get informed about safety risks associated with their planned recreation activities and prepare themselves before heading out to the woods by inquiring about safer ways to camp, operate machinery and OHVs, or go target shooting. Information is available by phone, at a local Forest Service office, or on the web at www.fs.usda.gov/arp

Also, if you accidentally start a fire or find unattended fire activity, call 911 for help as soon as possible. This can help fire officials respond sooner to a potentially dangerous situation.