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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.

Emergency Operations Center to scale down overnight

The Emergency Operations Center (EOC) is going to scale down to a core monitoring group overnight beginning at 7 p.m. The EOC will reopen again for public messaging by 7:30 a.m. on Monday, March 20. Unless the fire grows during the night, any posts to this website will be minimal.

Full firefighting operations will continue overnight within the fire perimeter, and the Incident Command Team will provide another public update by 8 a.m. Monday morning. Structure protection of homes and law enforcement patrols will continue to be active in all evacuated areas throughout the night.

The evacuations and pre-evacuation alerts will remain in place overnight while firefighters continue to fight the #SunshineFire.

 

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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 between now and tomorrow morning.

Additionally, air support is not available after dark, and ground firefighting operations and evacuations are much more difficult to adjust and/or  coordinate in the dark.

The fire remains at 62 acres and 20 percent containment. There are no reports of lost or damaged properties, or of any injuries. High visibility patrols by law enforcement will remain in the area. Two engines will be available overnight for structure protection if needed.

As a result of current and forecasted fire and weather conditions, the evacuations of 426 homes that have been in place since early this morning will not be lifted overnight.

Residents who are in the pre-evacuation area are urged to remain on alert overnight and be prepared to leave if evacuations are ordered.

The Incident Management Team will reevaluate the status of the evacuations tomorrow at 8 a.m. Fire managers are hoping to be able to get everyone back to their homes by noon tomorrow. Anyone who has been evacuated is encouraged to monitor updates at:

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.

– No reports of loss of property, structures, or of any injuries.

– Boulder Canyon Drive is now 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 parking inside Boulder.

– Betasso Preserve and Bald Mountain Open Spaces as well as Boulder OSMP trails in the Red Rocks, Sanitas, Sunshine Canyon and Wonderland Lake areas are closed.

 

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 parking inside Boulder.