Marshall fire updated damage assessment: 1,084 residences destroyed

Estimated value of those Boulder County, Colorado homes is $513 million

Marshall Fire structures
Map of structures damaged or destroyed during the Marshall Fire which started December 30, 2021. Map accessed at 10 a.m. MST January 7, 2021.

An interagency damage assessment of the Marshall Fire southeast of Boulder, Colorado updated Jan. 6 has found 1,084 destroyed residences and 149 that were damaged. The total countywide estimated value of residential damage is $513,212,589. The updated numbers for commercial structures are 7 destroyed and 30 damaged. The total value of commercial damage is still being calculated. The commercial structures included a shopping center and the Element Hotel.

Residential Structures

  • City of Louisville: 550 destroyed, 43 damaged; actual value of residential damage is approximately $229,199,184
  • Town of Superior: 378 destroyed, 58 damaged; actual value of residential damage is approximately $152,757,462
  • Unincorporated Boulder County: 156 destroyed, 48 damaged; actual value of residential damage is approximately $131,255,944

Commercial Structures

  • City of Louisville: 4 destroyed, 14 damaged
  • Town of Superior: 3 destroyed, 14 damaged
  • Unincorporated Boulder County: 2 damaged

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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.

4 thoughts on “Marshall fire updated damage assessment: 1,084 residences destroyed”

  1. To paraphrase an old politician: a half a billion here, a half a billion there, pretty soon the Insurance Companies will start paying attention,

    1. The insurance companies are paying attention. They certainly didn’t account for a 100mph wind event that resulted in an urban disaster. In the WUI, many companies are denying coverage or requiring unattainable measures (300ft of mitigation on small lots, etc). A changing climate and longer fire seasons are upon us. The financial effects will be increasingly devestating.

    2. They been paying attention since about 2009 and the wood shake roof issue with my carrier was being addressed to the tune of 1200 a yr that year up from 500 /yr…they have NOT missed a beat.


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