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Latest on Four Mile Canyon Fire


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Fire from Coot Lake

21:36 Tomorrow is a work day. Wish I could stay up all night, but you can check Boulder County Fire Live Audio Feed. Well wishes to everyone and a hearty thanks to all the firefighters. I have been utterly impressed by the organization and management of such limited resources. Thank you all and be safe.

21:02 Gold Hill proper is OK for now.

20:49 Power line down at the 4300 block of Sunshine Canyon making road impassable.

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20:43 The Nederland Community Center evacuation center is closed.  Anyone trying to go to Boulder from Nederland should use Coal Creek, not Boulder Canyon. North Boulder Recreation Center evacuation center is closed, evacuees are being directed to the CU Coors Events Center. The CU Coors Event Center is open as an overnight shelter. Only service animals allowed.

20:34 Do not go down CO 52 from Peak to Peak, smoke is too intense.

20:23 If you need to evacuate from Magnolia, you can come down to Boulder Canyon and head east.

20:09 Lost Angel is still under mandatory evacuation.

20:05 Request to cutoff power all the way up Sunshine Canyon to Gold Hill. Reports of some structure fires in that area.

20:04 Flare ups on North side of Sugarloaf. South side of Sugarloaf evacuation not necessary.

19:47 No east bound traffic is being allowed on Sugarloaf.

Google Map of Fire Area based on information grabbed from comments, news reports, and police feeds. Not official.

19:25 Power lines in the Wall Street and Salina area have been deactivated.

19:15 Boulder Canyon remains closed and will remain closed indefinitely.

18:58 Do not go up Left Hand, it will be closed shortly at Hwy 36.

18:48 Bow Mountain 911 calls have gone out along with Boulder Heights and Pine Brook Hills.

Nederland Community Center 303-258-9721 and North Boulder Rec Center 3170 Broadway are the two evacuation centers.

18:40  Evacuations from Lee Hill to 36 and Left Hand to 36. Fire still up at around Boulder Heights and Pine Brook Hills.

18:33 Old Stage Road evacuated down to Buckingham Estates. Wagon Wheel is to be evacuated now.

18:24 Fire is coming down towards Lee Hill.

17:04 I’m going to go get some sustenance. My source of info is the Boulder County Sheriff and Fire scanner.

16:47 Correction from earlier post: Left Hand is NOT being evacuated at the moment.

16:38 Fire heading towards Camino Bosque and Bald Mountain area, use caution if in that area.

16:34 Phone problems are not permitting reverse 911 calls to go out to Boulder Heights and Pine Brook Hills residents. If you have friends up there, CALL THEM!!!

16:14 There is a mandatory evacuation for Boulder Heights and Pine Brook Hills, but reverse 911 calls have not been sent out yet.

16:07 Evacuation of Left Hand Canyon has begun.

15:56 Explosions in Mountain Meadow area.

15:56 Those of you in mandatory evacuation areas, if you do not leave NOW no one will be able to access you later.

15:46 Numerous fire crossings at around 6000 block of Sunshine Canyon. Numerous structures threatened including the fire station.

Nederland Community Center 303-258-9721 and North Boulder Rec Center 3170 Broadway are the two evacuation centers.

15:24 No one allowed east of 6600 Sunshine Canyon Road.

15:21 Trigger point for mandatory evacuation for Boulder Heights and Pine Brook Hills when flames jump Sunshine Canyon Road.

15:09 Voluntary evacuation for Boulder Heights and Pine Brook Hills.

Elk Park fire 100% contained.

Sunshine Canyon from Gold Hill is closed all the way to Boulder. Only evacuees are being allowed down.

Flames headed in the direction of LaBelle and Sugarloaf.

Nederland Community Evacuation Center 303-258-9721.

Wind is 10-20 mph out of north east, will shift at sunset to north westerly.

Fire on ground North of Sugarloaf Road and West of Mountain Meadows Road. Units arriving on site. Mountain Meadows and Mountain Pines to begin reverse 911 and evacuation.

Eldora evacuation cancelled.

Mandatory evacuation areas are entire length 4 Mile, Emerson Gulch, Dixon Road, Logan Mill, Salina, Poorman Road, Melvina, Gold Run Road and Summerville. Left Hand Canyon and Sugarloaf are under voluntary evacuation.

Reverse 911 calls going out to Arroyo Chico, Camino Bosco, Sierra Antigua.

Staging for Colorado Mountain Ranch horse rescue is at Peak to Peak and CO 52.

Four Mile/Logan Mill area has been completely evacuated. Anyone needing to rescue their pet will NOT be allowed up.

Four Mile Canyon Fire is now the official name.

Town of Eldora is beginning evacuation, evacuation center is Nederland Community Center.

Smoke sighted in the vicinity of Wild Basin Lodge.

Fifty to one hundred kids camping at Mont Alto need to be evacuated.

Reverse 911 going out in the Sugarloaf area.

Colorado Mountain Ranch west of Gold Hill has been evacuated.

You can listen live to the latest Boulder County Sheriff and Fire scanner. Send good vibes, prayers most of all be cooperative!

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  1. Latest on Four Mile Canyon Fire | The Blue Line…

    I found your entry interesting do I’ve added a Trackback to it on my weblog :)

  2. Liz Payton says:

    Thanks, Mary, for keeping your ear to the scanner all day so that we didn’t have to. Nice job!

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