Emergency Status
Oct 29

Update on the CalWood Fire

The CalWood Fire is now being managed by a local Type 3 Team led by Incident Commander (IC) Tim Griffin and IC Trainee Seth McKinney. Staff on the fire today include seven engine modules, two 10-person initial attack module and a helicopter with a helitack module. Firefighters are using information from the infrared flight to develop a strategy to address isolated hot spots that may need further work within the fire perimeter. They are patrolling the fire and mopping-up to further secure the fire as the snowy conditions allow. Containment remains at 76 percent due the uncontained portion of the fire that is in steep rugged inaccessible terrain along Highway 7. Firefighters are assessing the effects of the snow and developing strategies for that section.

Some smoke may be visible today. Watch out for firefighters and fire equipment that will be working around the fire area and along Highway 7. Please help us keep our firefighters safe by slowing down and using extra caution when driving near the fire area.

For assistance with fire recovery (assistance with housing, food, debris removal, mental health support, etc.) please contact our Disaster Assistance Center at: firerecovery@bouldercounty.org, 303-441-1206, or visit: www.bouldercounty.org/disasters/wildfires/recovery/.