Colorado Wildfires Prompt Evacuations, Firefighters Increase Containment

Officials will keep monitoring evacuation zones and expand them if necessary.

A wildfire that broke out on Saturday, south of Boulder, Colorado, is now more than 30% contained. The NCAR fire forced nearly 20-thousand people to leave their homes. But, most evacuation orders had been lifted by yesterday morning. At one point, the fire was burning within a thousand yards of homes on the west end of Boulder. The Incident Commander at Boulder Fire Rescue, Mike Smith said they had over 200 firefighters from over 30 agencies. That, combined with all of the fuels mitigation treatments that we’re done in the area, is one of the reasons they had such great success in containment. Smith said officials will keep monitoring evacuation zones and expand them if necessary.