Stage 1 fire restrictions, enacted for unincorporated areas of western Boulder County.

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Jul 15

Cold Springs Fire Update – Friday, July 15th, 8 p.m.

Boulder County Type 3 Incident Management Team
Fire Information: 303-441-4444
Twitter: #ColdSpringsFire

Friday, July 15, 2016
8:00 PM
Information Hours: 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Cold Springs Fire Update

Firefighters continued to work in the area of the Cold Springs Fire today. Crews supported by engines from local fire departments continued to patrol the burn area, hot spotting where necessary, and back hauling hose and other equipment from suppression efforts throughout the past week. The Cold Springs Fire is 100% contained after burning 528 acres. Firefighters along with law enforcement will continue to patrol the burn area this evening. All mandatory evacuations have been lifted and impacted residents have returned home. Utility poles continue to be repaired across 1.5 miles of damaged lines.

Warmer weather is forecasted in the Cold Springs Fire burn area over the next few days. With lower relative humidity and winds out of the southwest, gusting to 10 mph, residents should expect to see increased levels of smoke from stump holes and other smoldering vegetation within the fire perimeter. Residents should call 911 if they see anything concerning. Emergency phones have been installed at 1530 and 3151 Ridge Road and are flagged and signed to aid identification.

At 7:00 am today, the Boulder County Type 3 Incident Management Team assumed the management of the Cold Springs Fire. The Type 3 team was founded in 2010 and is composed of local fire professionals qualified in incident management from a variety of agencies within the Boulder County.

Residents returning to the Cold Springs Fire area should expect to encounter a variety of hazards that include fire-weakened trees, blowing ash, stump holes, and smoke over the next few weeks within the fire perimeter. Homeowners are encouraged to visit or for recovery-related information.

Campfire and sports shooting restrictions are still in place on the Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests and will remain in place until, working in close coordination, the Boulder County Sheriff and the Forest Supervisor determine it is appropriate to lift them. For more information these restrictions, and to find places to recreate on the National Forest, please visit

The Town of Nederland is open and area businesses are ready to assist visitors and recreationists alike. Visit for information regarding events and area activities.