After a quiet night with little fire spread, crews battling the Cold Springs Fire northeast of Nederland are preparing for a dry, cooler Monday with erratic, gusty winds up to 35 mph. Approximately 150 firefighters from several area fire companies will join 12 aerial crews in fighting the erratic fire that has so far destroyed three confirmed homes, plus three outbuildings.
Crews will be directly fighting the fire and digging fire line on several fronts Monday, including heavy engine work on Hummer Road, fire line on Hurricane Hill, and direct fire fighting in the Bonanza area.
Two spot fires jumped over Boulder Canyon Drive (Colo. Hwy. 119) on Sunday, but fire crews jumped on those quickly and aggressively and were able to contain them in short order. Additional fire trucks are being staged along Boulder Canyon today in order to quickly battle any spot fires that may start from embers blown by the gusty winds.