Here is the latest Flagstaff Fire information as of the Thursday evening briefing:
• The fire is 40 percent contained with a goal of full containment by Saturday.
• No significant growth today and no significant growth expected overnight; still 300 acres in size.
• No structures destroyed, damaged nor threatened and no injuries.
• Fire lines are in place on the west and south sides of the fire area.
• Weather tonight: 54-58 degrees; 53-58 percent relative humidity; gusty winds possible
• Wind gusts may produce visible hot spots overnight
• Crews will be working all night – including patrols near the fire perimeter and on the city of Boulder’s southwestern limits – looking for and putting out spot fires as they happen.
There are no more formal media briefings scheduled.
The spot fire on Green Mountain above the first and second Flatirons remains under control. Drops from the air have been effective and ground crews are on the scene.
There is a small fire burning on Green Mountain above the first and second Flatirons. Crews are fighting the fire from the air and a ground crew is hiking into the area.
There were dozens of lightning strikes as thunderstorms moved through the area this afternoon.
Here is an updated map of the Flagstaff Fire: http://www.bouldercounty.org/apps/newsroom/articlefiles/3186-FlagstaffFire_06-28.pdf
June 28 - 3:50 p.m. - Residents no longer requested to run sprinklers in the neighborhoods in south Boulder backing up to open space
Boulder fire officials are no longer requesting that residents who live in the neighborhoods of south Boulder that back up to open space run their sprinklers. The threat from the Flagstaff Fire to these neighborhoods has diminished. City officials thank everyone for their efforts and cooperation.