The Boulder County Sheriff’s Office reported that nearly 1,000 homes and other structures were destroyed and hundreds more damaged by the Marshall fire that covered at least 9.4 square miles (24 square kilometers).
The Boulder Valley School District announced Sunday that classes will resume at all schools as planned after winter break on Wednesday, including those in areas impacted by the Marshall fire.
Investigators located the ignition point of the devastating Boulder County, Colorado, wildfire that engulfed more than 1,000 buildings in drought-parched grasslands at the base of the Rocky Mountains.
What people are saying?
Elizabeth Breck So sad. Tragic. All I can say is thank God for Colorado’s rapidly changing weather and the snow that put out the fire (along with the firefighters, obviously). If that had been California, the fire would still be raging across the state with firefighters risking their lives.
Keith Schwartztrauber Prepare for a new reality. New houses in the Marshall fire were built so closely together that they burn like one structure. A 10 foot separation does not prevent the entire tract from burning. This is a lesson learned by contractors, cities, homeowners and insurance companies.