Author: Shannon Cordingly

Prescribed Burn Today on Shanahan Ridge

The City of Boulder is planning to conduct a prescribed burn on about 5 acres of open space on Shanahan Ridge today. Ignitions are scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, May 9, and will conclude by 4 p.m.

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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

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

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.

Traffic Update

Traffic is being re-routed on a portion of Boulder Canyon Drive for structure protection and air support.  Traffic is being re-routed at 6th down Arapahoe and then back onto Boulder Canyon Drive.  If possible just avoid the area. See map.

Updated Road Closures #Sunshine Fire

Hard Road Closures: Poorman Road at Sunshine Canyon Road Timber Trail at Sunshine Canyon Road Sunshine Canyon Drive at Mapleton Ave at 4th Soft Closure:  Boulder Canyon Drive at Pearl Street (avoid this area if possible) 

CORRECTION: #RogersFire is contained. #WagonwheelGapFire is NOT yet contained

The #RogersFire is currently contained. The #WagonwheelGapFire is NOT currently contained. Crews are still on-scene at both fire locations. Evacuations remain in place for #WagonWheelGapFire we hope to lift them soon and will update when we are able.