BOULDER COUNTY, Colo. — Officials say 400 homes have been evacuated as the Cold Springs Fire continues to burn near Nederland.
On Sunday, the fire expanded to 270 acres and is zero percent contained. It’s burning in the area of Peak to Peak Highway and Sugarloaf Road.
Boulder Canyon Road is closed between Magnolia and Nederland due to overhead water drops.
The fire has destroyed three homes, at 171 Bonanza Dr., 37 N. Sky View Dr., 325 Sherwood Dr., the Boulder Office of Emergency Management says.
30 additional homes are in within the fire perimeter, but officials do not believe any homes are in the immediate path of the fire.
There was zero containment as of Saturday evening, according to officials. Officials say there have been at least 2 homes lost in the fire.
Officials say over 100 firefighters and law enforcement are on the ground fighting the fire with trucks along with 3 airplanes.
Evacuations are in place for all residents in the subdivisions of Bonanza Mountain Estates, Cold Springs, Whispering Pines. St. Anton Highlands, and Silver Springs, according to the Boulder Office of Emergency Management.
Pre-evacuation notices were sent to an additional 174 people on Sunday morning.
There are three evacuation points where residents can go to check in.
- Nederland High School located at 597 Eldora Road
- Gilpin County Fairgrounds located at 230 Norton Drive in Black Hawk
- Gilpin Recreation Center located at 250 Norton Drive in Black Hawk
Officials used Nederland High School as an overnight shelter. The American Red Cross says they have volunteers on scene at the high school and will provide water and snacks along with access to information.
Residents with large animals are being asked to take them the Boulder County Fairgrounds in Longmont. Small animals and pets can be brought with residents to the evacuation center.
Officials say if you feel threatened, but are not in the evacuation area, do not wait for an official order.
Around 5:30 p.m. Saturday, The Boulder Office of Emergency Management signed an Local Disaster Declaration to enable additional resources. A fire ban has also been announced in Boulder County, officials said.
There are several road closures around the area, according to the Boulder Office of Emergency Management. The roads impacted include:
- Peak to Peak Highway between Sugarloaf and Ridge Road
- Silver Point to Peak to Peak Highway
- Sugarloaf Road from Peak to Peak Highway
- Cold Springs Road
- Ridge Road
- Conifer Road
- Thunder Ridge South Road
- Cougar Road
- Shady Hollow Road
- Switzerland Park Upham Gulch
Residents looking for information on their home can call the Boulder Office of Emergency Management non-emergency call center at 303-413-7730.