Month: March 2017

Sunshine Fire containment update

The Sunshine Fire is now at 50 percent containment.

Updates for #SunshineFire

The evacuations and pre-evacuation alerts will remain in place overnight while firefighters continue to fight pockets of intense heat and potential flare-ups in the interior of the #SunshineFire. Winds will be a factor overnight, and active fire spots could reappear

Public Call Center closed for the night

The Public Call Center for non-emergency calls – 303-413-7730 – is closing at 5:30 p.m. today, March 19, and will reopen at 8 a.m. Monday, March 20.

Media Briefing today at 5 p.m.

A 5 p.m. media briefing is scheduled at the east lot of the Justice Center, 6th and Canyon.

Updates for #SunshineFire

– Estimate 62 acres (previously reported as higher due to mapping miscalculation). – Current estimate is 20% containment – 7 aircraft active – Public Call Center line is open for non-emergency calls. 303-413-7730. – Evacuation and pre-evacuation notices are still in place. –

Containment area map

This map indicates the current 20% containment in the area of Sunshine Canyon Dr. and Centennial Trail. #SunshineFire.

Westbound Boulder Canyon Drive is now open west of Boulder

Westbound Boulder Canyon Drive is open west of Boulder all the way to Nederland. To head that way, go west on Arapahoe Ave. from Ninth Avenue. Canyon remains closed from the 100 to 800 blocks of Canyon for emergency vehicle

#SunshineFire Updates

– Estimate 62 acres (previously reported as higher due to mapping miscalculation). – Current estimate is 20% containment – All 8 aircraft active; 1 SEAT (Ft Collins), 1 heavy air tanker (JeffCo), 2 Chinook (National Guard), 2 Blackhawk (Nat’l Guard), 1 Lead,

Wildfire air quality precautions – Reminder

During a wildfire, if you can see or smell smoke, it is recommended that you avoid outdoor physical activities. If visibility is decreased in your neighborhood to less than five miles, smoke has reached levels that are unhealthy. Children, Elderly,

Latest update

Field firefighters report the fire is currently sitting at 62 acres. Air operations are fully engaged and dropping slurry/water. Evacuation and pre-evacuation notices have not changed from previous notifications. East Boulder Community Center is still open as a shelter location