UPDATE @ 8:00 p.m., Sept. 8
The Rocky Mountain Area Coordination Center had the following update about the Fourmile fire at 7:20 p.m. today:
Four Mile Canyon Fire Update: (CO-BLX) , 5 miles west of downtown Boulder, CO. Single tree torching with creeping in Douglas-fir, Ponderosa pine and grass was observed today. Transition expected from Type 2 (Richardson) to Type 1 (Thomas) will occur at 1800 Tomorrow. Red flag predicted for tomorrow for high winds and low humidity. Currently at 6,365 acres, 10% contained.
UPDATE @ 6:15 p.m., Sept. 8
The Boulder County Sheriff’s Office has provided a list of 140 structures that have been destroyed by the Fourmile Canyon wildfire and another 24 that have been damaged by the fire.
UPDATE @ 4:00 p.m., Sept. 8
My favorite quote so far about the Fourmile fire is from an article today at the Daily Camera:
The fire burned in on itself, shrinking its overall size to 6,168 acres.
We need to figure out how to harness that technology or phenomenon, whatever it is, but it might put firefighters out of a job.
By the way, some of the comments on that article are interesting.
Boulder County has posted a new map of the fire.
UPDATE @ 1:05 p.m., Sept. 8
Adam K. plotted the locations of the structures that have been reported by the Boulder Office of Emergency Management as having burned as of 9:42 p.m. on September 7. The information is preliminary and incomplete, and Wildfire Today assumes no responsibility for the accuracy of the data. Here is how the list of addresses with burned structures was described by the Boulder OEM:
9:42 p.m. – Sept. 7, 2010 – The Boulder County Sheriff’s Office is providing this information to residents who have been affected by the fire. The addresses listed below are of houses that the Sheriff’s Office has identified as destroyed by the Fourmile Canyon Fire. These addresses were determined from only 5-10% of the burned area, as that is the only area that could be safely surveyed today. Some parts of the burned area are more densely populated than others. In most cases, Sheriff’s deputies were able to identify addresses by the homes’ mailboxes, some of which are grouped with other mailboxes, so while we intend this to be an accurate list of addresses, we are working under difficult conditions in determining the actual address of each home.
We will continue to post more information as it becomes available following additional investigative work on Wednesday.
More detailed maps:
There is a report that nine volunteer firefighters lost their homes in the fire.