July 14, 2016
Public Information Unit, 303-441-1500
Progress continues at the Cold Springs Fire
Boulder Canyon Drive will reopen tonight at 8:00 pm; the remaining mandatory evacuation orders are expected to be lifted tomorrow night.
Incident Management 2 Team Black
Nederland, Colo. -- Beginning
tonight around 8:00 pm, Boulder Canyon (Highway 119) will reopen in both
directions. Because fire suppression activities will be continuing in the days
ahead, motorists and those involved in recreational activities in the area should
exercise caution when in Boulder Canyon between mile markers 28.5 and 30.
firefighters continued to make excellent progress on the Cold Springs Fire.
Crews continued to mop-up and improved perimeter lines across the fire. As of
tonight, the Cold Springs Fire is 80% contained and it is expected to reach
100% within the next 24 hours. Residents in and around the Cold Springs Fire
should expect continued fire operations in the area. Helicopters will also be
working in the area, bringing power poles in to replace those destroyed during
the fire. These activities may require temporary safety closures. All remaining
mandatory evacuation orders are expected to be 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, stump holes, and smoke
over the next few weeks within the fire perimeter. Homeowners are encouraged to
visit www.ColdSpringsFireRecovery.org or www.BoulderOEM.com for recovery related information.
to the progress in containing the Cold Springs Fire and residents returning
home, daily community meetings at 1:00 pm and press briefings at 5:00 pm concluded
on July 13, 2016.
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.
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