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Emergency Status
Jan 05

Rocky Mountain Type I Incident Management Team Marshall Fire Update – Jan. 5, 2022

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Dan Dallas, Incident Commander

Special Safety Information:

Damaged or destroyed structures exist throughout the affected area. Emergency response personnel continue to work within the fire area to mitigate hazards and provide safe access. Residents should expect to see smoke, smoldering material, and pockets of open flame where structures have been destroyed. If previously undamaged structures become impacted, please call 911.

As residents are returning to homes, trees and some structures may be unstable and pose a hazard for those working and living in affected areas. Please be cautious of surroundings as hazards may be present that did not exist prior to the fire.

Current Situation:

With the Marshall Fire remaining 6,026 acres and 100% of the perimeter contained, the Rocky Mountain Type 1 Incident Management Team is beginning to transition management of the incident back to local authorities, with full transition planned for Friday evening.

Many areas have reopened to residents due to the continued efforts of first responders, utility personnel, and supporting organizations. A few areas remain within across the fire area that are subject to closures. Please visit the Boulder OEM website (www.boulderOEM.com) for the most up to-date information on evacuations and road closures.

Fire crews continue addressing remaining hot spots around impacted structures in the fire area. Firefighters and law enforcement will continue working day and night shifts to respond to emerging events within the closures.

Utility companies have been successful in restoring service to most areas and continue working with customers to reconnect services where needed. Please check websites or social media for your service provider, whether that be electric, gas, water, or telecom, for updates and how to request service.

Many areas have reopened to residents due to the continued efforts of first responders, utility personnel, and supporting organizations. A few areas remain within across the fire area that are subject to closures. Please visit the Boulder OEM website (www.boulderOEM.com) for the most up to-date information on evacuations and road closures.

The Disaster Assistance Center (DAC) is open at 1755 S. Public Road in Lafayette where affected residents can find information on assistance and relief that is available through local, state, and Federal entities. The DAC is open 7 days a week, from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. All residents affected by the fire are encouraged to visit the Disaster Assistance Center to learn about resources are available to them. This includes residents who have been evacuated, staff of businesses that have been closed due to the fire, as well as those with residences that were damaged or destroyed.

Weather: As temperatures dip into the single digits Wednesday night, wind speeds will also decrease and the chance of snow will taper off Thursday morning. High temperatures Thursday will be in the upper 20s to low 30s with winds out of the south 5-13 mph. A warming and drying trend is anticipated to begin over the area on Friday.

Evacuations and Fire Restrictions: For the latest information about evacuation status, visit https://www.boulderoem.com/emergency-status/. For information on fire restrictions in Boulder County, please visit https://www.bouldercounty.org/news/stage-1-fire-restrictions-begin-november-30-clarified/.

Marshall Fire Statistics:

Size: 6,026 acres

Containment: 100%

Total Personnel: 177

Location: Boulder County, CO

Reported: December 30, 2021

Cause: Under investigation

For More Information:

Call Center Phone: 303-413-7730

Fire email (Fire specific questions): 2022.marshall@firenet.gov

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