Almost all fires are human caused except those started by lightning or volcanos. The East Troublesome Fire, located near Grimes Peak in the Arapaho National Forest, ... about 65 miles west of Boulder, Colorado, ... Other Colorado fires still burning. As of Sunday afternoon, it was 12,665 acres with 5 percent containment. Updated October 18, 2020   |   6 p.m. MDT. Boulder, Colorado wakes up to the threat of worsening wildfires The famously well-planned and livable city escaped last week. The Boulder County fires are two of several wildfires that either started in October or grew substantially this month in an unusual late-season outbreak. Flames could be … The evacuation point is the Nederland Community Center, 750 CO-72, Nederland, CO 80466. seems like too much coincidence based on timing…looking from 2000 miles away…but I would be looking for a hiker? Have a wildland fire news tip? The conditions will be similar on Tuesday. Mostly cloudy today, cool on the plains. To make it easier to read you can remove the clutter by clicking on the box with three lines at top-right, then, Layers List. This map is managed by the Colorado Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management and is updated with information on fires 100 acres or larger. The fire is in the 14,000 block of … or a bicyclist? It is the largest fire recorded in Boulder County. The fire is 55% contained and has burned 10,073 acres since beginning Oct. 17 in the afternoon. The Calwood fire ignited October 17, 2020, in the foothills above Boulder. This view is from Longmont. And, please keep in mind our commenting ground rules before you post a comment. A full map of evacuation orders and warnings is available here. Evacuation orders are in place for areas north of Hot Sulphur Springs and Granby. See current wildfires and wildfire perimeters in Colorado on the Fire, Weather & Avalanche Center Wildfire Map. Smoke from the Cal-Wood fire streams over Boulder. #cowx pic.twitter.com/Dip9TwArE2. The CalWood fire burns on a hillside in Boulder county. The record-breaking Cameron Peak fire, which has been burning since August, grew to 203,253 acres by Sunday morning and is 62 percent contained. Cold temperatures, as well as fog, mist and higher humidity, swept into the Front Range Sunday, dampening the progress of fires burning near Fort Collins and Boulder. What are you trying to say? If someone is mowing their lawn and the blade hits a rock and sparks, a vehicle accident starts a fire, a cigarette is tossed, or if a trailer is dragging a chain generating sparks, those are human caused… along with dozens of other human-related ignition sources that start fires. The CalWood fire in Boulder County was sparked Saturday and quickly grew, forcing evacuations, including the entire town of Jamestown. According to the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office, the fire is located in the Sunshine Canyon area west of Boulder … Evacuation orders are in place for areas north of Hot Sulphur Springs and Granby. "We know it’s fun and you get great pictures, but it can impact fire fighting efforts," she said. Officials told residents of Lyons, north of Boulder, to prepare to evacuate on Sunday, but issued no new evacuation orders related to the Calwood fire. Anyone under an Evacuation WARNING for #CalWoodFire should be ready to leave immediately. The Mullen Fire is burning on the Colorado-Wyoming border, west of Laramie. Another fire near the front range of Colorado, Updated October 18, 2020   |    7:30 p.m. MDT. Lee Hill Road is closed at Lefthand Canyon, as is Olde Stage Road. Livestock should go to the Gilpin County Fairground 230 Norton Dr., Black Hawk CO 80422. Your email address will not be published. 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A wildfire in Boulder County that has forced thousands of evacuations has grown to 8,788 acres and is at 15% containment as of Sunday evening, the Boulder County Sheriff's Office (BCSO) said. A lot of paranoid people. The area is south of Highway 7 (also known as South St. Vrain Drive) and northeast of Bald Mountain. Aerial firefighting efforts on the Calwood fire were grounded in the morning due to weather, but Jennifer Bray, a communications specialist for the city of Boulder working on the fire, said crews hit the fire hard from the ground. We will post more information about the Lefthand Fire as it becomes available. Cold temperatures, as well as … The Colorado blazes also come amid the worst wildfire season on record in California, where well over 4.1 million acres have gone up in flames, … BOULDER COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – Boulder County fire officials have a crew responding to a wildfire near the Cal-Wood Education Center. Winds on Sunday could create fast-moving fire activity in the direction of #Lyons. The Calwood FIre started around noon Saturday near the Cal-Wood Education Center, located about 17 miles from downtown Boulder before it was fanned by wind gusts of up to 59 mph. However, higher elevations remained dry, with no precipitation, lower humidity and continued winds, and winds are expected to pick up in the afternoon. Include Colorado Public Radio in your holiday traditions with music and stories that fit the season. U.S. 36 will remain closed between Boulder and Lyons overnight. BOULDER COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – Boulder County fire officials have a crew responding to the so-called CalWood Fire near the Cal-Wood Education Center. An evacuation has been ordered for the town of Ward and the areas north of Ward, Gold hill and the 10,000 block of Lefthand Canyon Drive. Updated 7:37 p.m. All Rights Reserved. Proceeds from every purchase go to support the news and music you love. There is no cost, and in case you change your mind each email has an unsubscribe button. No one knows for sure how they started at the moment. For the last 4-5 days , the winds have blowing at these elevations non stop at greater than 30mph. It is not common to see fog and a column of smoke from a 300-acre fire near each other at approximately the same elevation. Latest reports indicate that U.S.36 north of Boulder has now been closed, with flames approaching or even moving east of the highway. The fire has burned 176,371 acres with 34% containment as of Wednesday morning. Have a bag packed & be ready to leave with very little notice. Photos: Cal-Wood Fire Burns More Than 8,000 Acres 1 of 16 Structures burned by the Cal-Wood Fire are seen near U.S. 36 and Nelson Road in Boulder County on Oct. 18, 2020. These are not conditions that usually lead to the rapid spread of a vegetation fire. So in spite of the small amount of rain, the desiccated fuels could still produce a fire that burned more than 300 acres. It is the largest recorded fire in Boulder County history, and its cause is under investigation. I think its highly likely that these fires started due to power lines glitches, like the fires in California few years back. Your email address will not be published. Clearing in Denver this afternoon. A Red Flag Warning is in place for the fire zone today. In a Facebook update, Paul Delmerico, the operations section chief on the fire, said crews made good progress overnight and expect to make more Sunday as cool, wet weather slows the fire's spread. Areas west of Fort Collins remain under evacuation orders. @TownofLyons https://t.co/sokOruDLiu. The cold front did not bring heavy precipitation, and fire officials on both fires prepared for windy conditions Sunday. This is a developing story and will be updated. The DW5338 Nederland weather station south of the fire recorded 0.04″ of precipitation early Sunday morning, then the relative humidity remained above 80 percent until 1 p.m. The fire was reported at about noon on Sunday. Officials lifted evacuation orders for more than 400 homes near a wildfire burning west of Boulder, Colorado, Monday morning. Click here. (CNN) At least four new wildfires sparked over the weekend in Colorado and Utah during what has been a record-breaking fire … By Sunday morning, the wildfire grew to … The Lefthand Fire has been mapped at 303 acres. As of 1:33 p.m., the town was being evacuated. It’s the largest growth of the wildfire since Sept. 6 and 7, when record hot and dry conditions in northern Colorado allowed it to triple in size and swell 66,426 acres in two days. The Lookout daily email brings you a closer look at the issues that affect you with a rundown of important fact-based reporting — with a side of Colorado flavor. The new fire in Boulder County is called the Cal-Wood fire. It was reported about 1 p.m. near the Cal-Wood Education Center in Jamestown. Colorado wildfires rage as blaze incinerates dozens of mountain homes, ranks among state's costliest fires The Cameron Peak Fire has burned over 205,000 acres and is 51% contained Go to shop.cpr.org. “Today is a new day and I expect it to be a day for offensive firefighting,” Larimer County Sheriff Justin Smith said in a Facebook post Sunday. Colorado wildfires drag on later than normal, break records In parts of Colorado, the sky has been gray, the sun hazy and the odor of a burning campfire has persisted for much of … The forecast for Ward just northwest of the fire, calls for westerly 30 mph winds Sunday night gusting to 48, with the relative humidity hovering around 50 percent. The fire, which ignited Saturday near the Cal-Wood Education Center about 17 miles from downtown Boulder, had singed more than 9,100 acres and was 17% contained on Monday night. Record-setting Cameron Peak wildfire consumes more than 200,000 acres in Colorado To the south, firefighters near Boulder were also battling a … Firefighting efforts on the Cameron Peak fire are focused on its northeastern edge and on a spot fire near Lory State Park. It takes a good day’s drive to cover Colorado, but we’ll help you do it in a few minutes each morning. … It is not confirmed that the VLATs were actually available. Required fields are marked *. A Colorado wildfire had raced through more than 8,700 parched, wind-blown acres in less than 24 hours on Sunday, forcing evacuation of almost 3,000 people in … Typos, let us know HERE. 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