Friday, February 10, 2017

Boulder County Wildfire Response

Boulder County Wildfires - Friday, February 10, 2017, 1:30 p.m. Update
Boulder County OEM sent a tweet out to clarify fire status. The #RogersFire is 100 percent contained and evacuations are lifted, The #WagonWheelGapFire is NOT fully contained and evacuations remain in effect.. Red Cross remains on standby.

Boulder County Wildfires - Friday, February 10, 2017, 11:30 a.m. Update
According to Boulder OEM the #Rogersfire is fully contained at 24 acres. Evacuation orders have been lifted. The #WagonWheelGapFire is also fully contained at 5 acres. Red Cross remains on standby status.

A map of the two fire sites has been posted by Boulder OEM at
Boulder County Wildefires - Friday, February 10, 2017, 10 AM UPDATE

Boulder County Office of Emergency Management (OEM) has been working two wild land fires in Boulder County and evacuations are in place. The Red Cross has not been activated to provide sheltering but remains on standby with sheltering teams and supplies ready  to respond quickly.

According to the Boulder County OEM:

The #RogersFire, is a large grass fire near the 5000 block of Nelson Road. One hundred twenty-five homes have been evacuated  and 29 additional homes in pre-evacuation. The second fire is the #WagonWheelGapFire which is on Wagon Wheel Road. The fire is currently 3-5 acres, 157 homes are being evacuated.

Longmont Humane Society is acting as a small animal shelter for #RogersFire. Large animal shelter at Boulder County Fairgrounds. The Exhibit Building at the Boulder County Fairgrounds is also an evacuation point for people.

Safety reminder: if you’re near a wildfire, do NOT wait for reverse notification from dispatch if you feel unsafe. Evacuate at any time.

Boulder County OEM is on Twitter as @BoulderOEM or search with #BoulderOEM. Information is also on their website at:

The Red Cross is on standby to provide mass care support if needed. The Red Cross mobile app, Emergency, provides imformation about wildfires that will be helpful if you are impacted. DOwnload the app at

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