Cold Springs Fire last days 

Cold Springs Fire Recovery

Boulder County is here to support you as you return to the areas impacted by the Cold Springs Fire. General information about what to consider as you re-enter the previously evacuated areas is outlined on this page and this Fire Recovery Guide. Please tell us other information you'd like to see here by emailing: firerecovery@bouldercounty.org.

Financial Assistance & Mental Health

  • Financial Supports
    Learn how Boulder County can help those who have been evacuated or who were otherwise affected by the Cold Springs wildfire.
  • Mental Health
    A natural disaster like a wildfire can have a significant impact on emotional well-being. Take steps to ensure that you are taking care of your emotional needs during this time of crisis.

Safe Cleanup

  • Debris (Including Ash & Asbestos) Handling & Disposal
    Use caution when cleaning debris from burned structures that could contain asbestos.
  • Fire Suppressant
    Learn how to safely clean up fire suppressant.
  • Food Safety
    Food exposed to fire can be compromised by the heat of the fire, the fumes from the smoke, chemicals used to fight the fire, and power outages from the fire.
  • Tips on Safe Cleanup
    Everyday items, such as household cleaners, fertilizers, and pesticides contain dangerous chemicals that may have spilled in or near your home during the fire response.
  • Potential Hazards in Wildfire Area Working in an area that has been affected by a wildfire poses some physical risks. Learn how to stay safe.
  • Tetanus Risk & First Aid
    After a wildfire, there is risk of injury as cleanup efforts begin. Tetanus is a concern for persons with both open and closed wounds, and a tetanus vaccination is recommended for all residents returning to the burn area who have not had a documented dose within the past ten years.
  • Wells & Wastewater (Septic)
    Wells or septic systems could be adversely affected by a wildfire, power outages, equipment failure from fire damage, or contamination of water supplies. Be prepared, and have plenty of bottled water available for drinking and cooking when you return home.

Volunteers and Donations

  • Material and in-kind donations of food, clothing, supplies, etc. are not needed at this time, but tax-deductible cash donations to help fire survivors can be made at: bit.ly/UnitedWayFoothills 
  • If you are interested in signing up for an e-newsletter regarding volunteer needs, please go to: bit.ly/HelpCONow and complete the form. When there is a need for volunteers, you will receive an email explaining the nature of the need and the contact information.

Rebuilding, Revegetation and Forest Health

  • Land Use Resources
    The Land Use Department is committed to assisting residents recover and rebuild after a wildfire.

     

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