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Following in the footsteps of Boulder County, the city of Boulder on Friday lifted a ban that prohibited all sources of fire on its Open Space and Mountain Parks properties.

Citing a reduction in fire danger thanks to several weeks of wetter and cooler weather, the city also lifted its ban on smoking on those properties, as well as its ban on the use of charcoal grills in city parks.

The Open Space and Mountain Parks Department will continue to enforce a ban on open sources of flame on its properties, which includes gas grills and charcoal grills not provided by the city.

The use of gas grills is only allowed in the Chautauqua Park green area and in Eben G. Fine Park with a permit. The city requires two weeks' notice and $100 deposit to issue a permit. Other conditions may apply.

For more information or to obtain a permit, call 303-413-7200 or visit BoulderParks-Rec.org

The sheriff's office on Monday lifted its fire ban, which applied to a vast portion of the county's western foothills. That ban was enacted in mid-June, the same time the city announced its restrictions due to high fire danger.

Also on Friday, the U.S. Forest Service lifted its Stage 1 fire restrictions and related restrictions on discharging firearms in the Roosevelt and Arapahoe National Forests as well as in the Pawnee National Grassland.

Officials remind people that fire conditions can change quickly and they should always be vigilant and careful with any source of flame.