Boulder wildfire scorched 3,008 acres

Boulder wildfire scorched 3,008 acres

10 January 2009

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USA — A crew from the Boulder County Sheriff’s office was monitoring the scorched hillsides north of Boulder for smoldering remnants of a fire that forced the evacuation of hundreds this week.

An eight-person crew was to be on hand Saturday and Sunday while a deputy patrolled the fire’s perimeter. Stumps and other areas were still smoldering Friday, a day after firefighters were able to stop the flames that swept through the area Wednesday afternoon.

With the smoke cleared and officials better able to map the area, estimates now are that the fire burned 3,008 acres, more than double the amount first estimated. Officials also say the fire destroyed one home, not two. Deputies initially counted an abandoned turkey coop and support building as a home and outbuilding.

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