Year: 2017

Gutzler Fire causing hazy conditions in Boulder County

The Gutzler Fire, which so far has burned over 200 acres southwest of the town of Kremmling, is causing hazy conditions in our area. In general, if you can see or smell smoke, it is recommended that you avoid outdoor

Emergency Operation Center Closing

The Emergency Operation Center (EOC) will close at 6 p.m. this evening. All future updates related to #SunshineFire will come from the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office. Continue to watch for updates at: Twitter: @BldrCOSheriff Traffic closures limiting Sunshine

Containment is now at 100%

#SunshineFire now 100% contained. Firefighters will continue to work overnight on hotspots and flare-ups; mop-up operations will continue tomorrow. Wonderland Lake is now open, as aerial fire operations and bucket drops at #SunshineFire are no longer needed.  

Firefighters Continue to Make Great Progress

Firefighting efforts continue to go well this afternoon at #SunshineFire.  Below are some pictures from earlier this afternoon from a reconnaissance flight over the fire by incident managers. In the pictures you’ll be able to see the fire retardant lines that

Sunshine Fire – March 20 Update

Fire is now at 80% containment – 12 p.m. Fire was stable overnight – the concerns with high winds did not come to fruition. Firefighters spent the evening putting out hot spots and flare ups There is a fire line

Public Call Center Closing

The public emergency call center for #SunshineFire is now closed. Over the past (24) twenty-four hours, 14 volunteer call took 1,130 phone calls from concerned residents. Unless there is a need the call center will not re-open. Continue to watch for updates

Pre-evacuation and evacuation notices are now lifted

Pre-evacuation notices have been lifted. Any residents in this zone no longer need to be prepared to evacuate. Mandatory evacuation notices have also been lifted. Residents living within the mandatory evacuation zones can return home. The intersection at 4th and

Public Call Center Open

The public Call Center is open to take resident questions – 303-413-7730 – this is for NON-emergency calls only. Call taker volunteers can help answer questions about evacuations, road closures, and other details.

Media Briefing

A 8:15 a.m. media briefing is scheduled in the parking lot at 4th and Mapleton.

Evacuation shelter to remain overnight

The East Boulder Community Center evacuation shelter will remain open overnight for anyone currently evacuated and in case additional evacuations become necessary during the night.