FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, September 16, 2010
Nonresidents Asked to Avoid the Fourmile Canyon Fire Area
TO: Boulder County Area Media
FROM: Cmdr. Rick Brough (303) 441-3631
RE: Cyclists, pedestrians and nonresidents asked to avoid Fourmile Canyon fire area
The Boulder County Sheriff’s Office is urging cyclists, pedestrians and nonresidents to avoid the Fourmile Canyon fire area through Oct. 1 to give residents, fire personnel, and utility crews priority access.
While several roads into and near the burn area recently reopened, officials are asking residents from outside the burn area to use alternative roads and areas for their recreation.
“We are seeing significant traffic increases on mountain and canyon roads due to ongoing fire-related activities,” Sheriff Joe Pelle said.
To ensure everyone’s safety and to give residents, firefighters and utility crews priority access to the areas, cyclists, pedestrians and non-residents are asked to avoid the following roads:
· Lee Hill Drive
· Lefthand Canyon Drive (between James Canyon and Ward)
· Olde Stage Road
· Sunshine Canyon Drive
· Fourmile Canyon Drive
· Sugarloaf Road