Boulder Fire: Mandatory Evacuation in Four Mile Canyon
Buildings Destroyed in Four Mile Canyon Fire Near Boulder
A wildfire in the foothills west of Boulder, Colorado has consumed over 200 acres so far, causing road closures and destroying several buildings. So far, no injuries have been reported. The fire is moving eastward towards Highway 36.
Mandatory evacuation orders are in place for the area bordered by Bow Mountain, Left Hand Canyon, County Road 83, and Highway 119. Emergency shelters are set up at Nederland Community Center and North Boulder Recreation Center. Pets can be taken to Longmont Humane Society.
Mandatory evacuations were issued for the Gold Hill area, and at least a 4-mile radius around that area. The Mountain Meadows and Mountain Pines communities were also evacuated.
The evacuation area covers Bow Mountain north to Left Hand Canyon and east to County Road 83 South along Sunshine Canyon to Highway 119.
"It was tremendously dark about an hour ago," said Marilyn Cole, who was working at the Country Corner Store in Hygiene, about 10 miles northeast of the fire. "It's very, extremely hazy."