Cold Springs Fire is 100% contained; all remaining closures lifted

Rocky Mountain Incident Management 2 Team Black                                      

Email: *protected email*

Twitter: #ColdSpringsFire 

Thursday, July 14, 2016  8 PM

Cold Springs Fire Update

The Cold Springs Fire is 100% contained after burning 528 acres over a seven-day period. Crews continued to engage in suppression repair within all areas of the fire. Firefighters will continue to patrol within and around the burn area. All remaining mandatory evacuation orders were lifted at 8:00 pm on July 14, 2016, which will allow the remaining evacuated residents to return home. Returning residents may not have electricity.

Residents returning to the Cold Springs Fire area should expect to encounter a variety of hazards that include fire-weakened trees, blowing ash and stump holes. Residents should exercise caution when walking around areas impacted by the Cold Springs Fire. Smoke from smoldering vegetation will be visible within the burn area over the next few weeks. Residents should call 911 if they see anything concerning. Emergency phones have been installed at 1530 and 3151 Ridge Road and are flagged and signed to aid identification.

For recovery related information, residents are encouraged to visit www.coldspringsfirerecovery.org or www.boulderoem.com for further information.

On Friday, July 15, 2016 at 7:00 am, Rocky Mountain Incident Management Team Black will transfer the management of the Cold Springs Fire back to the local Boulder County Type 3 Incident Management Team. Further updates about the Cold Springs Fire will be posted nightly at www.boulderoem.com.