CalWood Fire Update
Tuesday, October 27, 2020, 10:00 a.m.
Rocky Mountain Incident Management Team Black
Troy Hagan, Incident Commander
Snow Cover Keeps CalWood Fire Activity Minimal
Current Situation: After a winter storm moved through Colorado’s Front Range over the weekend and into Monday, the CalWood Fire area is experiencing near-record cold temperatures. There has been little to no fire activity, with much of the fire under several inches of snow. The fire remains at 10,105 acres and is 76% contained.
Firefighters will be patrolling and monitoring the fire today, concentrating on the northwest side along Highway 7 in Division A. Some resources will be released from the incident to be available for other assignments. Crews will continue monitoring the fire in the coming days until declared out.
Weather & Fuel Conditions: The forecast for Tuesday is clear skies, light winds, and highs in the low to mid-30s. Winds are expected to be light throughout the day. This evening will be clear, with lows in the 20s. Snow cover is expected to persist with melting beginning on south facing slopes. As temperatures warm through the week, snow is expected to remain on north-facing slopes.
Closures and Evacuations: The Boulder County Sheriff’s Office lifted evacuation orders and evacuation warnings over this past weekend. For complete information on road closures and evacuations in Boulder County, please visit the Office of Emergency Management website at https://boulderoem.com or https://arcg.is/0Lq5fD.
The U.S. Forest Service has a temporary closure in place for all activities on Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests lands in Grand, Clear Creek, Jefferson, Gilpin, Boulder, and Larimer counties; for more information on these emergency closures, please visit https://go.usa.gov/x7CZJ. Boulder County Parks and Open Space has closed multiple properties to public use; for more information on these closures, please visit https://boco.org/BCPOSfireclosures.
Air Quality: Recent snow continues to limit fire behavior and smoke. The Boulder area will exhibit good to moderate air quality through Wednesday. Please visit the CDPHE Air Quality page or find more localized information at https://airnow.gov. A smoke forecast is available for the Colorado’s central Front Range; please visit https://wildlandfiresmoke.net/…/CentralColoradoFrontRange for more information.
Emergency Alerts: Boulder County has an emergency notification system that allows residents of the county and all cities within to be notified of emergency situations. Notifications can be received in a variety of ways, including cell and land line phones, by text and/or by email. To sign up for alerts, please visit www.Boco911Alert.com.
CalWood Fire Statistics:
Size: 10,105 acres
Total Personnel: 355
Location: 3 miles N of Jamestown, CO
Reported: October 17
Cause: Under Investigation
Lefthand Canyon Fire Statistics:
Size: 460 acres
Location: 1 mile E of Ward, CO
Reported: October 18
Cause: Under Investigation
For More Information:
Fire Information Office: (720) 310-5598
Interactive Story Map: https://arcg.is/1ybX0u
CalWood InciWeb: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7245/
Lefthand Canyon Inciweb: