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Marshall Fire Updates

January 7, 2022

Posted 11:49am

On December 30, 2021, grass fires started north and south of Boulder. The Marshall Fire south of Boulder grew incredibly fast because of very strong winds and spread five miles east and south throughout the afternoon. It is now 100% contained. Two of Boulder's neighboring towns, Superior and Louisville, were significantly impacted. Over 1,000 homes burned. Our staff is safe, but these towns are home to our friends and families, and our hearts are very heavy. 

Here's a good map. The red shows the evacuation area, and the purple outline is the burned area. The red lines show the roads that are closed. All roads that lead into and out of Boulder are open. A short portion of the bike path that parallels US 36 is closed for now and a few hiking trails south of Boulder are closed. As you come into town, you will probably see evidence of the Marshall Fire on the southern outskirts of Boulder. https://bouldercounty.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=13ab214fe2bb4da5a850df0ca0f00fc5  

Today the skies are blue and the ground is covered in snow. The snow did wonders for Boulder's air quality — it's clear with no smell of smoke. 

For those who are evacuated, here's a list of hotels with discounted rooms: https://www.bouldercoloradousa.com/marshall-fire-discounted-hotel-rooms/

Here's a good list of ways to help: https://boulderdowntown.com/boulder-fire-response-resources 

More info about the fire can be found thru the Boulder County Office of Emergency Management (OEM):

Twitter @BoulderOEM

Facebook @BoulderOEM

http://www.boulderoem.com/

 

Jan, 03, 2022

Posted 2:15 pm

On December 30, 2021, grass fires started north and south of Boulder. The Marshall Fire south of Boulder grew incredibly fast because of very strong winds and spread five miles east and south throughout the afternoon. Two of Boulder's neighboring towns, Superior and Louisville, were significantly impacted. Close to 1,000 homes burned. Our staff is safe, but these towns are home to our friends and families, and our hearts are very heavy. 

Here's a good map. The red shows the evacuation area, and the purple outline is the burned area. The red lines show the roads that are closed. All roads that lead into and out of Boulder are open. A short portion of the bike path that parallels US 36 is closed for now and a few hiking trails south of Boulder are closed. As you come into town, you will probably see evidence of the Marshall Fire on the southern outskirts of Boulder. https://bouldercounty.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=13ab214fe2bb4da5a850df0ca0f00fc5  

Today the skies are blue and the ground is covered in snow. The snow did wonders for Boulder's air quality — it's clear with no smell of smoke. 

For those who are evacuated, here's a list of hotels with discounted rooms: https://www.bouldercoloradousa.com/marshall-fire-discounted-hotel-rooms/

Here's a good list of of ways to help: https://boulderdowntown.com/boulder-fire-response-resources 

More info about the fire can be found thru the Boulder County Office of Emergency Management (OEM):

Twitter @BoulderOEM

Facebook @BoulderOEM

http://www.boulderoem.com/

 

Jan, 01, 2022

Posted 9:30 am

Thursday around noon, grass fires started north and south of Boulder, probably due to downed powerlines. The fire south of Boulder grew incredibly fast because of very strong winds and spread five miles east and south throughout the afternoon.

Here's a good map - the red shows the evacuation area, and the purple outline is the burned area. The red lines show the roads that are closed. US 36 and Highway 93 are open. https://bouldercounty.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=13ab214fe2bb4da5a850df0ca0f00fc5  

For those who are evacuated, here's a list of hotels with discounted rooms - https://www.bouldercoloradousa.com/marshall-fire-discounted-hotel-rooms/

Here's a good list of ways to help - https://boulderdowntown.com/boulder-fire-response-resources

More info about the fire can be found thru the Boulder County Office of Emergency Management (OEM): http://www.boulderoem.com/


Dec, 31, 2021

Posted 10:30 am

Yesterday around noon, grass fires started north and south of Boulder, probably due to downed powerlines. The fire south of Boulder grew incredibly fast because of very strong winds and spread five miles east and south throughout the afternoon. 

Homes in Boulder's southern neighboring towns are evacuated and have burned. Our staff is safe, but these towns are home to many of us, and our hearts are very heavy today.

Here's a good list of of ways to help - https://boulderdowntown.com/boulder-fire-response-resources 

More info about the fire can be found thru the Boulder County Office of Emergency Management (OEM):

Twitter @BoulderOEM

Facebook @BoulderOEM

http://www.boulderoem.com/


Dec, 30, 2021

Posted 2:15 pm

There are wildland fires burning in Boulder County.  They started at around noon today perhaps because of downed powerlines due to very strong winds.   

The first fire is north of the City of Boulder. The closest intersection is North Foothills Highway and Middle Fork Road. The name of this fire is the Middle Fork Fire.

The second fire is south of the City of Boulder. The closest intersection is South Cherryvale Road and Marshall Drive. The name of this fire is the Marshall Fire.

The third fire is at Marshall @ South Foothills.

Homes closest to the fires have been evacuated. US 36 is closed north and south of Boulder. The air quality is not good and outdoor recreation in the city is not recommended. The smell of smoke is very strong. Many roads are closed in the county.  

More info about the fires can be found thru the Boulder County Office of Emergency Management (OEM):

Twitter @BoulderOEM

Facebook @BoulderOEM

http://www.boulderoem.com/

 Our thoughts are with our Boulder County friends and neighbors who are affected by this severe situation.