Calwood Fire in Boulder County
Sunday, Oct 18 Update 11 am
The Town of Lyons is in constant communication with Boulder County Sheriff's Office and Lyons Fire Protection District regarding the Calwood Fire, near Jamestown in Boulder County. Lyons Fire Protection District and the Town of Lyons wants to ensure that our community has the most up to date information possible regarding the Calwood Fire.
As of this morning Sunday October 18th, there is a pre-evacuation notice within the Town limits of Lyons.
Please read the following important updates:
1. The best way to be notified if a future evacuation may happen is to sign up with Boulder County Alert System
2. Boulder Office of Emergency Management wants to remind Town of Lyons residents to prepare to evacuate should the fire change. Preparedness is critical during these times and everyone can do their part. The types of wildfires we have, can involve fast moving and escalating fires.
Evacuations remain the same for this morning: Lyons Park Estates, in unincorporated Boulder County, off of Red Gulch Rd is under mandatory evacuation. The rest of the Town of Lyons, and unincorporated areas west between 36 and highway 7, are under pre-evacuation orders. As a reminder, pre-evacuation means to prepare to be able to leave at a moments notice if it comes to that, or if you may need more time to evacuate because of large animals and/or livestock and/or mobility issues, please consider leaving immediately.
3. The CalWoodFire is now on Inciweb. Please consider this reliable resource for fire information. There are a lot of resources coming to help, including air resources.
4. The Boulder Office of Emergency Management continues to update their website with important fire information. https://www.boulderoem.com/emergency-status/
Updates on state highways from CDOT:
US 36 between Estes, Lyons and Hwy 66/Longmont is currently open. US 36 between Lyons and Boulder is closed for the #CalWoodFire operations.
Highway 7 between Lyons and Hwy 72 (Peak to Peak) is closed for #CalWoodFire operations. Hwy 7 from Estes Park to Hwy 72 is currently open.
US 34 from Loveland to Estes Park is now open. This may be temporary and crews are on stand-by for further closures should #CameronPeakFire conditions change. Weather predictions are showing Monday could be dry with high winds again.
Watch www.cotrip.org for updates on state highways.
Boulder Office of Emergency Management wants to remind Town of Lyons residents, now is the best time to prepare to evacuate should the fire change. Preparedness is critical during these times and everyone can do their part. Our local volunteer community of Lyons Prepared has compiled a brochure of what to do to be prepared during wildfire season, and you can find the link here: Prepare for a Wildfire Wildfire.
We remind all residents in the Town of Lyons to please sign up for the Boulder County emergency messaging system.