Boulder Fire Oct 29: Dome Fire, Evacuations, Map, Videos
In Boulder Colorado, Another Fire, Known As the Dome Fire Has Prompted Evacuations and Road Closures
The recent Dome Fire was first reported around 8:10am according to the Daily Camera, and strong winds such as those seen during the Fourmile Fire could blow the flames in any possible direction.
Evacuations have been ordered for Canyon Park subdivision, Sunshine Canyon up to Poorman Road including Seven Hills subdivision and Anemone Road, Knollwood subdivision, the City of Boulder in the area bounded by Canyon Boulevard on the south, High Street on the north and 7th Street on the east.
Boulder Community Hospital's Maxwell and Mapleton buildings will also be evacuated and all evacuated residents are being asked to go to the Coors Event Center on the University of Colorado campus.
About 60 firefighters are now battling two fires in the area, which both started on city of Boulder open space land near mile marker 40 in Boulder Canyon. One fire is about 10 acres and burning above Elephant Buttress. The second fire, which is smaller, was started from an ember blown from the first fire.
Residents should expect to lose power in a large portion of the City of Boulder and western Boulder as the firefighters will start a 'back burn' to fight the fire. According to the Camera, power should expect to be out from 28th Street west to Nederland and from Baseline Road North to Iris Avenue for the next four hours at least.
Firefighters are very concerned about the wind and about the fact that some residents still have not recovered from the Fourmile Fire.
Boulder County Public Health has also issued an advisory saying that, because of the possibility of rapid weather changes, it's difficult to predict how air quality will change.