Category: Alert

Flood Watch

The significant rain event we experienced yesterday, May 18, appears to have passed. The Office of Emergency Management will continue to monitor the weather and we will post an update if conditions change and a new weather alert is issued.

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.  

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

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.

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