Boulder wildfire forces more than 1,000 home evacuations

BOULDER, Colo - A massive wildfire burning in Boulder County has placed more than 1,000  homes under a mandatory evacuation.

The fire, named the Sunshine Fire, first started at around 1:40 a.m. Sunday morning.

According to the Boulder Office of Emergency Management's twitter page, the fire is estimated to be around 62 acres and is 20 percent contained.

Air quality is a huge concern as the day progresses as well.



A total of 426 homes were evacuated on Sunday morning, and around 836 homes remain on a pre-evacuation list as a precaution. 

Evacuated residents can use the East Boulder Community Center for shelter. 

The Boulder County Fairgrounds will be used to accept large animals from the evacuation zone beginning at 9 a.m. The public Call Center is open to taking residents' questions at 303-413-7730. This is for non-emergency calls only.

Here is a list of road closures in the area provided by the Boulder OEM:

  • Poorman Road at Sunshine Canyon Road
  • Timber Trail at Sunshine Canyon Road
  • Sunshine Canyon Drive at Mapleton Ave at 4th

Soft Closure:

  • Boulder Canyon Drive at Pearl Street (avoid this area if possible)

A red flag warning remains in effect for the rest of the day.

For more updates on the fire, visit the Boulder Office of Emergency Management website



comments powered by Disqus

Must See Videos

  • Alleged road rage incident caught on camera in Colorado Springs
  • WATCH: Licensed minister facing sexual assault charges in El Paso County
  • Wednesday Night Forecast 11-22-17
  • WATCH: Delivery driver caught on camera urinating on Colorado man's door