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July 12, 2016

Cold Springs Fire Update – Magnolia Road now Open

Rocky Mountain Incident
Management 2 Team Black

Public Information: 303-413-7730

Email: coldspringsfire@gmail.com

Website: http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4848/

Twitter: #ColdSpringsFire

Boulder County, Colo. – Residents and homeowners in the Cold Springs Fire evacuation area might be allowed
into the fire perimeter with an escort in order to obtain important medications
not readily available, and to retrieve or care for animals who haven’t received
care or food for more than 48 hours.

Entry will
depend on ongoing firefighting and air operations. Residents allowed to enter
the fire perimeter will be guided and are expected to turn around upon request.
Other reasons for entries into other areas of the fire will be considered on a
case-by-case basis. Residents should report to the checkpoint on Ridge Road
east of the Peak-to-Peak Highway between 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 13.

Updated Openings: Boulder Canyon from Sugarloaf Road to the Town of Nederland remains
closed. Magnolia Road opened at 11:30 a.m. Residents returning to homes in
the Magnolia area need to contact their utility provider to restart services.

Evacuations: Mandatory evacuations remain in effect for subdivisions east of the
Peak-to-Peak highway, north of Boulder Canyon and south of Sugarloaf Road. Please see the Incident Map for more specific locations.

Road closures
and evacuations are being constantly evaluated to determine continued needs or
ability to open roads and re-populate evacuated areas. 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 possible.

Cooler temperatures, low relative
humidity, and sustained winds of 10-15 mph are forecasted today. Mop-up around
structures will continue in all subdivisions impacted by the Cold Springs Fire.
Blowing ash and other organic material along with fire weakened trees around
structures and within the perimeter are expected to be hazards to firefighters
working on the fire today. Unburned pockets of fuel within the perimeter will
be lined in order to limit the impact of creeping fire. Six Type 1 crews, four
Type 2 crews, and 43 engines are working across the 566 acres that have been
burned. A total of 5 residences have
been lost.

Fire
Statistics:

Start
Date:
July 9, 2016

Size:
566 acres based on IR flight

Containment:
0%

Location:
2 miles northwest of Nederland, Colorado

Cause:
Human

Total
Personnel:
486