Earlier this evening, the National Weather Service issued a Flash Flood Warning for the Fourmile Burn Area ONLY. The Emergency Alert System used by the National Weather Service is utilizing some new notifications to cell phones, and some of the EAS messages received by Boulder County subscribers reportedly said the warning was for "this area." To clarify, the warning was for the Fourmile Burn Area, and the City of Boulder and other locations in Boulder County were not affected.
The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Warning for Boulder County, specifically the Fourmile Burn Area. The City of Boulder should not be affected. Should conditions change, we will update this site.
The Flagstaff Fire remains at 90 percent containment. Crews continue to secure the perimeter and mop up of interior heat islands.
The Flagstaff Fire remains under control and the local incident management team has re-assumed command. The Emergency Operations Center is on standby and no other updates on the fire will be posted unless conditions change.
The main activity on the Flagstaff fire today was a 20 acre burning operation conducted within the eastern interior of the fire. This was a planned burning operation, similar to yesterday’s burning operation. This activity allowed firefighters to secure the line along the eastern flank by burning some of the unburned fuels that may have otherwise posed a threat to the fireline. Smoke from this operation was visible from surrounding areas throughout the afternoon. This work, along with additional crews continuing to construct direct fireline and extinguish hot spots up to 100 feet inside the fireline, resulted in moving significantly closer to full containment of the fire.
Residents within local communities should expect to continue to see occasional flare-ups during the night, as well as lingering smoke from within the fire area. These flare-ups are a result of small, unburned islands of fuel, including single trees, well within the fire’s interior. They do not pose a threat to the fire’s perimeter.