Fire at a glance (numbers)

  • Incident Name: Marshall, Boulder CO
  • State: CO
  • Lead Agency: BCO
  • Size (acres): 6,219
  • Percent Contained: 74%
  • Estimate of Containment: January 7, 2022
  • Personnel: 162
  • Structures Destroyed: 560

Marshall, Boulder County Office. IMT 1 (RM Team 1). One mile northwest of Broomfield, CO. Short grass and timber. Minimal fire behavior with smoldering. Numerous structures threatened. Evacuations, road, area and trail closures in effect. Precipitation occurred over the fire area yesterday.

December 31, 2021 at 7:25 AM

Boil Water Notice – Both Superior and Louisville residents should boil water prior to consumption until further notice.

Boulder OEM: Residents who evacuated/have property in evacuation zones, please do NOT return to the area. We know that you are concerned about your home/belongings. We will notify you about re-entering your homes as soon as we can!

Evacuation Centers

  • Animal/livestock evacuations
    • Boulder County Fairgrounds is FULL.
    • Please take animals in need of shelter to Jefferson County Fairgrounds, 15200 W 6th Ave. Frontage Rd., Golden, CO, or The Ranch Events Complex, 5280 Arena Circle, Suite 100, Loveland, CO.
    • The Fairgrounds are for animal evacuations only, not for residents to shelter.
  • Resident evacuation centers
    • North Boulder Recreation Center, 3170 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80304
    • Lafayette YMCA, 2800 Dagny Way Lafayette, CO
      • Mental Health Partners are on site at this location to provide mental health support
    • Rocky Mtn Christian Church, 9447 Niwot Rd., Longmont (Niwot)
    • If you are COVID-positive and must evacuate, please evacuate to the COVID Recovery Center at Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church, 3485 Stanford Ct, Boulder, CO

Road Closures

  • Road closure information will be updated here. Please realize these closures are ever changing, and some of the information could be outdated

Donations to Assist Wildfire Victims

The Community Foundation of Boulder County has set up a fund to assist those impacted by the wildfires in Boulder County. Please visit their website to make a donation.

December 31, 2021 at 6:25 AM

The Marshall Fire was reported just after 11 a.m. at South Foothills Hwy. and Marshall Road. Over the course of the day, the fire grew exponentially due to extreme wind conditions and spread east. It spread through Superior and parts of Louisville. Avista Hospital and many care facilities in the area were evacuated. At the time of the press briefing at 5 p.m., the fire was estimated to be approximately 1600 acres in size. It was estimated that more than 560 homes were destroyed at the time of the press briefing, including the Sagamore neighborhood and homes in Old Town Superior.

At this point, we only have one report of an injury, a minor injury to an officer’s eye from wind-blown debris. It is too early to tell if we have any fire-related casualties, but there is potential for casualties given the vast destruction that occurred in a short frame of time. At the time of the press briefing, there were no reported fatalities or missing persons.

There are three Boulder County evacuation centers open:

  • North Boulder Recreation Center, 3170 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80304
  • Lafayette YMCA, 2800 Dagny Way Lafayette, CO
  • Rocky Mtn Christian Church, 9447 Niwot Rd., Longmont (Niwot)
  • If you are COVID-positive and must evacuate, please evacuate to the COVID Recovery Center at Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church, 3485 Stanford Ct, Boulder, CO

A community call center has been established. This call center has information concerning the fires’ impact on Boulder County and can be reached at 303-413-7730. Any community members with questions or needs are encouraged to call here instead of 911.

The fire activity is constantly changing and highly impacted by the weather. We are hopeful the winds will decrease through the evening, but forecasters are anticipating continued, occasional gusts.

Individuals should not attempt to return to their neighborhoods until they receive official word that it is safe to do so. This may not be for several days.