- Th 6/28 4pm “Last update” (newer updates will be in newer posts): Fire containment expected by Saturday. Boulder spared. Fire Perimeter topo map: http://www.bouldercounty.org/apps/newsroom/articlefiles/3186-FlagstaffFire_06-28.pdf
For quick info on the fire near Boulder:
- !–> Follow #FlagstaffFire on Twitter.
- !–> Boulder Office of Emergency Management: http://boulderoem.com/emergency-status
- Evacuees can call the Emergency Operations Center at 303-413-7730 for fire & evacuation information.
- !–> KGNU Community Radio: http://www.kgnu.org/ (periodic updates alernated with lovely music, etc.)
- Fox 31 KDVR‘s frequently updated Boulder fire blog: http://kdvr.com/2012/06/26/multiple-fires-reported-in-boulder/
- Daily Camera (Boulder newspaper): http://www.dailycamera.com
- ! –> Fire Perimeter Map: http://www.dailycamera.com/ci_20951733 (see screenshot under ‘Maps’, below)
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North Boulder – June 26, 2012 – (6/27 been updated and added onto a couple times since, see links above for latest news. Maps below, as I find them. Informative comments welcome.) –
- At time of original posting, 6/26/2012 -8:11 pm: windy and it smells very smokey outside… ‘City on Alert‘ – No structures are threatened at this time.
I went on a short walk earlier this afternoon, after a hail, rain and lightning storm blew through. Sounds a bit like ‘war’ outside, actually, with all the planes and helicopters… From the vantage point just south of Wonderland lake, flames could be seen shooting high into the sky behind Green Mountain.
The fire is heading towards Boulder. Type 1 federal incident team are assisting local and county fire fighters. Over 2400 pre-evacuation orders have been sent. (SOURCE: Local Newspaper: Daily Camera: http://www.dailycamera.com/boulder-county-news/ci_20942065/boulder-county-officials-responding-reports-two-small-grassfires – click through for latest.)
8:11 pm: “200 firefighters on scene, air attacks will continue until dark. Feds take over tomorrow” … “228 acres burned, fire moving east in both north, south directions” Assisting in the fire fight are (on June 26, 2012):
- 3 Type-1 helicopters,
- 1 Type-3 helicopter,
- 2 heavy air tankers,
- 1 lead plane, and
- 1 air attack plane
Photo @ 5:37 pm, looking south from North Boulder:
9News (Denver TV), online evening news on June 26, 2012 (screenshot, link below it):
- Added 3:20pm 6/27/2012: Fire Perimeter Map of the Flagstaff Fire near Boulder. Source: http://www.dailycamera.com/ci_20951733 and Screenshot (below, click link for latest, zooming in/out or switching to satelite landscape imagery):
- Boulder Pre-Evacuation detail, as seen on 9News (June 27, 2012 report about Waldo Canyon fire, Flagstaff fire and more: http://www.9news.com/video/default.aspx?bctid=1709510782001 Screenshot of part about the Flagstaff fire:
- My first own map from June 26th:
- Specific map of structures near fire (click image to see at Source: Daily Camera: http://www.dailycamera.com/boulder-county-news/ci_20942065/boulder-county-officials-responding-reports-two-small-grassfires); the NCAR area is marked on both maps for easier orientation:
There were 26 actual evacuations in the mountains (so far), but only “pre-evacuation notices” in Boulder, meaning people in those areas should be prepared to leave at a moment’s notice if conditions unexpectedly change for the worse. Latest I heard on KGNU’s 9pm update is that it’s luckily looking unlikely to come to that. The fire did move into ‘Boulder open space’, though, meaning it’s officially “in town”, so to speak.
Before signing off, this was the latest from what seems to be the best source, the Boulder Office of EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT: http://boulderoem.com/emergency-status :
- Inciweb (Forest Service fire incidents) may soon have more as well. It is the best source for updates on forest fires in the United States: http://www.inciweb.org There are currently AT LEAST 8 other major forest fires in Colorado, and many more throughout the West. This (below) is a screenshot of the most significant ones in Colorado, as of 10:36 pm on Tuesday June 26, 2012. Click image for latest updates. The High Park Fire has grown to over 87,000 acres (see also previous blogposts):
Disclaimer: This is NOT an official source of information. I just like to bring info together to make it easy to check stuff.
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[last updated 10:40 am MDT on 6/27/2012]