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News Archive

July 13, 2016

Media Contact

Public Information Unit, 303-441-1500

Cold Springs Fire Latest Update

Rocky Mountain Incident
Management 2 Team Black




Twitter: #ColdSpringsFire

Wednesday, July
13, 2016

10:00 AM

Hours: 6 a.m. – 10 p.m.

A Fire Weather watch has been
upgraded to a Red Flag warning for the Cold Springs Fire. Temperatures in the
upper 70’s, relative humidity of 11-14%, and sustained winds of 10-15mph are
forecasted. Isolated torching and smoldering were observed overnight due to
lower humidity values. Crews will continue to secure the fire perimeter and
islands of unburned vegetation. Mop-up around structures will continue in all
subdivisions. Air resources will support firefighters as needed. The Cold
Springs Fire has burned 528 acres and eight residences have been lost. The reduction
in acreage is due to field observer personnel walking the entire perimeter of
the fire. The fire is 25% contained.

Due to limited growth and reduced
heat within the perimeter of the fire, some fire resources will begin to demobilize
today at the end of their shift.

Residents not directly impacted by
the Cold Springs Fire in the Saint-Anton Highlands HOA will be allowed to
return to their homes today. Residents along the northern and southern
perimeters of the fire will be allowed to return to their homes for a limited
duration during the day today. Residents are asked to drive carefully in and
around their neighborhoods as firefighters will be working across the fire.

Updated Road Closures: Boulder Canyon is closed from Summer Road to the Town of Nederland, and
east along Cold Springs Road from the intersection of the Cold Springs Road and
the Peak-to-Peak Highway.

Road closures
and evacuations are being constantly evaluated to determine continued needs or
ability to open roads and re-populate evacuated areas. Up to date information
can be found at
The goal of this continuous evaluation is to open roads and allow residents,
firefighters, and emergency cooperators to be in the area safely together, as
well as return residents to their homes as quickly and safely as feasibly

Evacuations: Mandatory evacuations remain in effect for residents who live in the
Bonanza Mountain Estates. See the Incident Map for more specific evacuation locations.

Special Note: A community meeting will be held at the Nederland High School at 1 p.m.
A media briefing will be held at 5 p.m. at the Teen Center, 151 East Street, Nederland.


  • Start
    July 9, 2016
  • Size:
    528 based on better mapping.
  • Containment:
  • Location:
    2 miles northwest of Nederland, Colorado
  • Cause:
  • Total