Boulder Colorado Fourmile Fire September 10 Update, Map, Videos
The Fourmile Fire Was Contained Within Its Lines on Thursday Night and Some Residents Will Be Able to Return Home on Friday
The fire is still only about 30 percent contained and has consumed about 6,385 acres, but officials were pleased that the strong winds did not cause the fire to break its lines overnight and those that were placed on evacuation alert did not have to leave their homes.
The Daily Camera reports that some residents will be able to go home starting at 9am on Friday.
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The areas that are now open include Boulder Heights, Pinebrook Hills, Carriage Hills, Lee Hill, Olde Stage, parts of Sunshine, Fourmile Canyon to Poorman Road including Poorman, and Sugarloaf Road, including the Mountain Meadows subdivision.
This Google Map shows what areas are still closed and evacuated and what parts are open.
"We had a very, very good night," said Terry Krasko, an incident commander. "Our lines held through the wind."
People are still cautioned however that the fire could change direction at any time and they could still be asked to evacuate again. Some residents should also be prepared that they will have no power. Police will be on hand to check that those in the above mentioned areas are residents and not people driving up to have a look at the fire.
High winds remain a concern on Friday, although temperatures are expected to be cooler, which will be a help to fire officials.
The Fourmile Fire has destroyed 169 homes and damaged dozens of others.
Residents who have lost their homes are now starting to look for a new place to live.