Author: Gabi Boerkircher

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

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

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

#SunshineFire Updates

Latest updates: – Estimate still 30-50 acres; belief is closer to 50. Aircraft is flying the fire now for aerial mapping. – 8 aircraft ordered and in route; 1 SEAT (Ft Collins), 1 heavy air tanker (JeffCo), 2 Chinook (National Guard),

Public Call Center now 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.

Evacuation and pre-evacuation map

This map indicates the current evacuation area (in green) and pre-evacuation are (in red) due to the #SunshineFire.

Fire Updates – Sunshine Fire

Updates for SunshineFire – Size update: 30-50 acres – 0% containment – Multiple air resources ordered and inbound for daylight operations. – Cit of Boulder pre-evac: 4th Street east to Broadway, Mapleton (all of) –> Canyon. – Fire moving in

Evacuation Route for residents west of Boulder

Any residents within the evacuation zone (between Mapleton and Arapahoe west of 4th Street) that need to find an evacuation route through the canyons can use Sunshine Canyon to Poorman Road and then travel down Four Mile Canyon Drive to Boulder.

Wildfire air quality precautions

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,

Evacuation shelter now open at East Boulder Community Center

Any residents evacuated due to the #SunshineFire can now use East Boulder Community Center as a shelter.