July 15, 2016
Public Information Unit, 303-441-1500
Cold Springs Fire reaches full containment
At 8:00 p.m. this evening all remaining mandatory evacuation orders and road closures were lifted.
Incident Management 2 Team Black
Hours: 6:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Cold Springs Fire – Media Release
The Cold Springs Fire is 100% contained after
burning 528 acres over a seven-day period. Crews continued to engage in
suppression repair within all areas of the fire. Firefighters will continue to
patrol within and around the burn area. All remaining mandatory evacuation orders were
lifted at 8:00 pm on July 14, 2016, which will allow the remaining evacuated
residents to return home. Returning residents may not have electricity.
returning to the Cold Springs Fire area should expect to encounter a variety of
hazards that include fire-weakened trees, blowing ash and stump holes.
Residents should exercise caution when walking around areas impacted by the
Cold Springs Fire. Smoke from smoldering vegetation will be visible within the
burn area over the next few weeks. Residents should call 911 if they see
anything concerning. Emergency phones have been installed at 1530 and 3151
Ridge Road and are flagged and signed to aid identification.
recovery related information, residents are encouraged to visit www.coldspringsfirerecovery.org
or www.boulderoem.com for further information.
Friday, July 15, 2016 at 7:00 am, Rocky Mountain Incident Management Team Black
will transfer the management of the Cold Springs Fire back to the local Boulder
County Type 3 Incident Management Team. Further updates about the Cold Springs
Fire will be posted nightly at www.boulderoem.com.