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Rocky Mountain Type I Incident Management Team – Marshall Fire Update, Jan. 6

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Thursday, January 6, 2022 – 6:00 p.m.

Rocky Mountain Type 1 Incident Management Team

Dan Dallas, Incident Commander

Special Safety Information:

Damaged or destroyed structures exist throughout the affected area. As residents return 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.

Residents are encouraged to be safe when returning to damaged or destroyed structures. Boulder County has guidance on safely cleaning up after a fire and debris removal available online or at the Disaster Assistance Center.

Current Situation:

The Marshall Fire remains 6,026 acres and 100% of the perimeter is contained. The Rocky Mountain Type 1 Incident Management Team (IMT1) was asked to assist in response efforts until local authorities could reassume command of the incident. As those objectives are nearing completion and the incident moves into a recovery phase, the Rocky Mountain IMT1 will transition incident management back to local authorities on the evening of Friday, January 7.

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 continue to visit the Boulder OEM Public Information Map 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 responding 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.

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: Temperatures drop into the mid 20’s tonight with light winds 7 to 10 mph. Friday, partly cloudy skies will allow temperatures to increase to highs near 43. West-southwest winds are expected from 10 to 14 mph, gusting to 16 mph. A chance for rain and snow Saturday with gusts to 20 mph.

Evacuations and Fire Restrictions: For the latest information about evacuation status, visit the Boulder OEM Public Information Map. 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: 100

Location: Boulder County, CO

Reported: December 30, 2021

Cause: Under investigation

For More Information:

Call Center Phone: 303-413-7730

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