Wildfire Prompts Evacuations Near Boulder Colorado Mar 19, 2017

A wildfire near Boulder Colorado has prompted thousands of evacuations, burned over 62 acres with 20 percent containment.
The fire in the Sunshine Canyon area west of Boulder was first reported 1:40 a.m. Sunday, according to the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office.  


— Yellow is mandatory evacuation — Purple is pre-evacuation — Orange is burn zone — Red dots are closed roads

Hot, dry and breezy conditions Sunday are adding to the difficult task for firefighters fighting this fire in mountainous terrain.
Much of Colorado has been very warm and dry recently and on Saturday Boulder set a record high of 80 degrees, breaking the previous record of 77 degrees set back in 1907.

Much of the effort Sunday was aimed at protecting many of the homes and structures in the area.  At the time of this posting, no homes were reported lost.

 Firefighters are attacking the fire from the air and from the ground and officials are also asking people to avoid the Wonderland Lake area, as fire crews are using the lake as a refilling station.  Two Black Hawk helicopters, two Chinook helicopters and at least one slurry tanker  have been deployed to the area to aid in fighting this fire.

Evacuation centers are reportedly set up at Boulder High School parking lot at 1604 Arapahoe Road and the East Boulder Community Center, 5660 Sioux Drive.

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