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UPDATES: #RogersFire Road Closures & Evacuations


The following roads are now re-opened:

  • 61st & Nelson Rd
  • Eastbound 69th & St. Vrain
  • Southbound 65th & Nelson Rd

All remaining evacuation orders in this area are lifted. Crews are still working on scene, so please use caution when driving in the area.

At this time no changes to road closures or evacuations near the #WagonwheelGapFire.

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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.

Updated Road Closures and Evacuation Info on Rogers Fire

Mandatory evacuations have been lifted for #RogersFire w/ the exception of a couple of homes w/in active fire zone. Call 303-413-7730 for more information.

Current road closures for #Rogers Fire: Nelson Rd from 51st to 63rd – both directions 49th/51st from Saint Vrain to Nelson – both directions.

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Map of wildfires and road closures

A map of the wildfires and road closures is available at:

This map will be updated throughout the day as needed.

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Road Closures

Due to the #RogersFire and #WagonWheelGapFire the following roads are closed:

61st & Nelson – eastbound 69th & St. Vrain – southbound 65th & Nelson – northbound Lee Hill & WW Gap Bow Mtn & WW Gap

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Rogers Fire Evacuation Information

Longmont Humane Society is acting as a small animal shelter for #RogersFire. Large animal shelter at Boulder County Fairgrounds. The Exhibit Building at the Boulder County Fairgrounds is also an evacuation point for people.

Safety reminder: if you’re near a wildfire, do NOT wait for reverse 9-1-1 notification from dispatch if you feel unsafe. Evacuate at any time.

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Two Wildland Fires in Boulder County

We are working two wild land  fires in Boulder County.

The #RogersFire, is a large grass fire near the 5000 block of Nelson Road.  One hundred and twenty-five homes have been evacuated and 29 additional homes are in pre-evacuation mode.

The second fire is the #WagonWheelGapFire which is on Wagon Wheel Gap Road.  The fire is currently 3-5 acres, 157 homes are being evacuated.

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Call Center Now Closed

The public emergency call center for the #RogersFire and the #WagonwheelGapFire has now closed.

Please continue watching this site for updates, or visit Twitter and follow @BoulderOEM.

Non-emergency calls related to the fires can be directed to 303-441-4444.

Dakota Ridge Fire in Larimer County

For updates on the Dakota Ridge Fire burning in Larimer County please refer to the Larimer Office of Emergency Management’s website at or on social media by following @LarimerSheriff on Twitter or the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office on Facebook.

There is no threat to Boulder County at this time.

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Aug. 30 Flash Flooding/Weather Event

NWS Boulder and Boulder OEM have been monitoring storm and flash flooding activity west of Boulder (Fourmile, Eldorado Springs, Sunshine Canyon, Boulder Canyon).

Storms over areas west of Boulder and within Boulder Canyon have weakened, but flash flooding in Eldorado Springs, Sunshine Canyon, upper Mapleton, and Fourmile Canyon is still possible. Remain aware of your surroundings and do not try to drive through moving water. Climb to high ground if you experience rising water in the canyons.

Follow @boulderoem for updates.