Boulder Office of Emergency Management Emergency Status Website
Posted on 2/22/12 at 6 p.m. on the Boulder OEM Emergency Status site
City, county crews contain Diagonal Fire
Emergency officials used the Everbridge notification system to inform 1,300 households of the fire. No evacuations were ordered.
The fire, which spread to about 45 acres, started on City of Boulder
Open Space and property owned by IBM, near a transformer just outside of
Tom Watson Park.
Several agencies responded to the fire: City of Boulder Fire,
Longmont Fire, Lafayette Fire, Louisville Fire, Boulder Rural Fire
Protection District, Lefthand Fire Protection District, Rocky Mountain
Fire Protection District, Mountainview Fire Protection District,
Fourmile Fire Protection District, Sunshine Fire Protection District,
Lyons Fire Protection District, Sugarloaf Fire Protection District,
Boulder Emergency Squad, American Medical Response ambulance service,
Boulder Police, Boulder Sheriff’s Office, Colorado State Patrol, City of
Boulder Open Space and Boulder County Open Space.
Officials are anticipating that high winds could pick up ash and
dust. Individuals with respiratory concerns are advised to stay indoors
and limit their exposure to particulate matter. Firefighters are
planning to remain on scene throughout the night to monitor and respond
to any potential hot spots.
The city-county Emergency Operations Center has been activated and
updates, including road closures information, are being posted at www.boulderoem.com/emergency-status