Cold Springs Fire Burning North of Nederland

Update – Monday July 11, 1:00 pm:

Boulder County Sheriff Joe Pelle, Marshal Carrill, and the incident commander for the Type 2 Incident Management Team held a press conference in Nederland this afternoon at 1pm.

The fire is currently about 606 acres. There are currently about 460 crew members split across day an night shifts. Their main objectives are to stop fire creep and protect structures as much as possible. Helicopter and air support will continue as called by the fire crews.

While Pelle hopes that the Peak to Peak highway will reopen tonight and that Magnolia Road can reopen tomorrow, much is contingent upon today’s weather and fire behavior.

Other road closures shall remain in effect, as crews are still very active in the area of the burn. It should be more clear in the next day or two when residents will be able to check on their homes.

Five homes total have been destroyed.

The best source for the latest information is The Boulder Office of Emergency Management



Sunday 3:45 PM A new evacuation center has been opened at the East Boulder Rec Center, 5660 Sioux Dr.

The Cold Springs Fire doubled to 600+ acres.

New evacuation orders have been issued to 700 residences.

Yellow on map = mandatory evacuation:

Evacuation Area Map

Update – Sunday 12:00pm:

The fire is now at 330 acres.

There is a community meeting scheduled at 2.30pm at Nederland High School.

More than 200 firefighters and 12 aircraft are fighting the blaze but hot dry and windy weather are making for difficult conditions.

Update – 7/10/16 10:40am: 

The Cold Springs Fire continues to burn near Nederland and officials say that as of yesterday evening there was zero containment on the approximately 270 acre fire.

Mandatory evacuation notices were once again pushed out to residents this morning.

If you are within the mandatory evacuation zone please evacuate.

A pre-evacuation notice was sent to 174 new contacts this morning in the Sugarloaf area.

The homes affected include residents on Sugarloaf Road, Lost Angel Road, Owl Creek Road, Old Townsite Road, Labelle Road, South Peak Road and Sugarloaf Mountain Road.

Anyone within this zone should be prepared to leave at any time.  Maps of the evacuation and pre evacuation zones are at

For updates on twitter, follow @BoulderOEM or the hashtag #ColdSpringsFire


Previous (7/09/16):

The fire was first reported about 1:30 p.m. on Colo. 119 at Cold Springs Road and Peak to Peak Highway.

As of 6.20pm the fire had reportedly destroyed two structures and was burning a third according to officials.

Evacuation notices have been issued for anyone in the following subdivisions:

Bonanza Mtn. Estates
Cold Springs
Whispering Pines
St. Anton Highlands
Silver Springs
The evacuation centers that have been established are Nederland High School and Gilpin County Fairgrounds or Rec. Center.

Small animals can be brought to the evacuation center at Nederland High School.

Large animals and livestock can be brought to the Boulder County Fairgrounds in Longmont.

The following roads are closed:

Peak to Peak Hwy between Sugarloaf and Ridge Road
Silver Point to Peak to Peak Highway
Sugarloaf Road from Peak to Peak Highway
Cold Springs Road
Ridge Road
Conifer Road
Thunder Ridge South Road
Cougar Road
Shady Hollow Road
Switzerland Park Upham Gulch

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