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Preliminary findings of Fourmile Fire report to be presented Friday at open house

Boulder County, Colo. – Just days after the Fourmile Fire began in September 2010, Sen. Mark Udall requested a study of the fire similar to the one he requested after the Hayman Fire in 2002.

The preliminary findings of that study will be presented to Boulder County residents and any interested members of the public at an open house this Friday afternoon in Boulder.

What:              Public open house to discuss findings presented in the preliminary report of the Fourmile Canyon Fire Assessment.

When:             Friday, Oct. 14, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. A presentation will be followed by a question-and-answer session with the assessment researchers.

Where:            Commissioners’ Hearing Room, Boulder County Courthouse, third floor, 1325 Pearl St., Boulder.

Light refreshments will be provided.

Researchers will be available to answer specific questions regarding the report. Representatives from Sen. Udall’s office, Boulder County, the U.S. Forest Service, Colorado State Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management will also be available.



USFS agencies collaborated with the CSFS and assembled a team to conduct the study in December 2010. The study was led by scientists with the USFS’ Rocky Mountain Research Station.


Issues on which the study focuses include the:

  • Existing on-the-ground conditions and how they influenced fire behavior
  • Success or failure of specific aspects of firefighting activities
  • Factors that influenced how and why structures burned
  • Existing science related to restoration and protocols in place to learn about recovery

Pottery Lab will close at 5 p.m. #boulderfire, twitter bullys , Evacuations Can we go home yet


Pottery Lab will close at 5 p.m.

The Pottery Lab will close at 5 p.m. on Friday can we go home yet?, Oct. 29, as a result of the Dome Fire burning west of Boulder:

Residents are encouraged to continue monitoring the Boulder County Emergency Management website at for further information and evacuation updates.

Evacuations  are still in effect, but a huge number of air water attacks before dark will help to ensure that the fire remains on the ground and close to extinction. There is some discussion right now as to whether resident will be allowed back in to their homes in some evac area. according to Sarah Huntley OEM media  the lifting evacuations were being discussed regularly, but no decision had been made to do so as of yet.  1700 people have been evacuated in the city with over 800 units including the Senior center on Walnut. Evacuation are goes from Canyon to North Street and 7th west.

The fire has not been a catastrophic threat since early this afternoon as reported by Boulder Channel 1. With the winds calm and rigorous fire fighting efforts, the worst had passed by 1:00.

According to Sarah Huntley at OEM “ This fire is not nearly as dangerous as the Fourmile Fire where the wind were a factor. ” Our hope is the fire will settle down this evening” she said. It has not spread beyond it’s 139 acres for several hours….and we see that as a good sign.  Over 29 agencies and 165 firemen are on the scene. she said. We do not need federal help for this fires Huntley said.

Huntley did say the fire has not crossed Sunshine, is not on Mt Sanitas and remains South of  Sun Shine Canyon though there was a lot of smoke up on Sanitas.

Social Media in Boulder went nuts today with much gossip going on by local techies where they descended into cyber bullying. This will be the topic of a special Jann Scott Live on Boulder Channel 1 at 8:00 pm tonight. The bullying started out with young marketing women and then spread to their male counterparts. Twitter is primarily a womens social media tool has become a form of watching soap operas gone ary.

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