For updates on the Sunshine Canyon fire, visit Boulder Office of Emergency Management status page.

Emergency Status
Mar 27

#NCARFire Briefing Update: Fire 21% Contained

Incident Command provided an update on the #NCARFire at 9 a.m. on March 27. Watch the recording online.

Key updates:

  • Fire 21% contained
  • Approximately 200 acres
  • Zero structures lost
  • Zero injuries
  • Zero missing persons
  • Cause: Under investigation, probable origin point identified
  • Plan for Sunday, March 27:
    • About 110 firefighters working on fire
    • Firefighters will aim to continue to corral fire into rocks and snow, reinforce fire line to keep fire away from the City of Boulder and Eldorado Springs
    • 2 fixed-wing air tankers will support
    • Crews reevaluating evacuation areas and may update as conditions change later in the day/evening
    • Weather will be hot and dry, with wind gusts up to 20 mph
    • All hiking trails in the area will remain closed
  • Evacuation Area:
    • 1,629 people
    • 699 housing units
    • 836 buildings

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