Office of Emergency Management staff are monitoring the severe weather that is moving through Boulder County. The current storm system has the potential for flooding low lying areas and streams. Debris flows and landslides in the canyons are also possible. Please use extra caution during this storm. Turn around, don't drown.
The City of Boulder is conducting a prescribed burn on about 20 acres of open space on Shanahan Ridge today. Boulder Fire-Rescue is supervising the planned burn and firefighters will monitor the burn at all times until it is safely extinguished. Prescribed burning will help reduce fire danger for south Boulder residents... read more →
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.
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. Burning will be conducted only if and when weather and... read more →
The Gutzler Fire, which so far has burned over 200 acres southwest of the town of Kremmling, is causing hazy conditions in our area. In general, if you can see or smell smoke, it is recommended that you avoid outdoor physical activities. If visibility is decreased in your neighborhood to... read more →
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: boulderoem.com/emergency-status Twitter: @BldrCOSheriff http://www.bouldercountysheriff.org// Traffic closures limiting Sunshine Canyon access to residents-only will lift at 7p.m. once firefighters... read more →
#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.
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 were dropped by the fixed-wing aircraft during yesterday's suppression efforts,... read more →
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 completely around the fire perimeter. This could be a dug... read more →
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 at: www.boulderoem.com/emergency-status Twitter: @boulderoem https://www.facebook.com/BoulderOEM/