Update on Dome fire near Boulder, CO

Dome fire tanker drop
Joe Glynn shot this photo of an air tanker dropping on the Dome fire on October 29 from the porch of the Flagstaff House in Boulder, Colorado.

The Dome fire near Boulder did not increase in size overnight. Three 20-person crews working all night kept the fire to 144 acres. The Boulder Office of Emergency Management reports that the fire is 70% contained and that all evacuations will be lifted at 10:00 a.m. today, meaning the residents of 1,800 homes will be able to return. About 150 to 200 firefighters will be working today to try to increase that containment percentage.

There was little relative humidity recovery last night, maxing out at 37% at 8 a.m. Here is the spot forecast for the fire area, issued at 8:20 a.m. today:


More information:

  • Official map of evacuated areas (from Boulder Office of Emergency Management)
  • Here is an unofficial map that shows the fire location as well as the evacuation and power outage areas.
  • Daily Camera
  • Boulder Office of Emergency Management
  • Data from the Sugarloaf weather station near Boulder
  • The Denver Channel has pictures taken by viewers.
  • Weather information about the fire area, from the National Weather Service.
  • Web cam from NCAR Foothills Laboratory
  • Web cam from NOAA

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Author: Bill Gabbert

After working full time in wildland fire for 33 years, he continues to learn, and strives to be a Student of Fire.