Wildfire Near Boulder, Colorado, Prompts Evacuations

The wildfire currently in Boulder, Colorado originated in an area used by hikers and was possibly a human-caused fire. “We were already going to be under a red flag warning today anyway,” she said. “It looks like it’s going to be very hot and very dry, and potential winds up to 20 mph. Which is not good.” Gabi Boerkircher, a spokeswoman for the Boulder Office of Emergency Management. Evacuations have been done and areas have been told to stay alert and prepare to evacuate. Roughly 62 acres have been burned with only 20% of the fire contained. As of last reported, aircraft, tankers and firefighters are working together to fight the wildfire. Not only is the fire itself a risk, but according to Boulder OEM, “warns that recreation around the city of Boulder is not advised because of air quality concerns.”