Some evacuations were lifted for the city of Superior on Wednesday following the Marshall fire, evacuation status in Louisville continues


BOULDER COUNTY, Colo. (KKTV) – At 6 a.m. on Wednesday, the Boulder County Sheriff said all “hard and soft closures will be lifted for the City of Superior and the unincorporated Boulder County in the ‘except South 76th Street which remains closed between Marshall Road and Sycamore Street ”.

For the most up-to-date map for the state of evacuation, click here.

Even though the closures have been lifted, the areas will be reserved for residents and will be patrolled. There is no change to the evacuation status in Louisville.

Victim advocates will be available Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Town of Superior Community Center, located at 1500 Coalton Road. The Boulder County Disaster Assistance Center (DAC) opened on Monday. They operate from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. in central Southeast Boulder County at 1755 South Public Road in Lafayette.

Many structures have been damaged or destroyed in the area where the fire burned, and response personnel continue to work to mitigate risks such as weakened trees. Residents should expect to see smoke, smoldering material and pockets of open flames where structures have been destroyed.

If undamaged structures are affected, call 911.

Some additional things to consider when returning home:

  • Please visit https://boco.org/marshallfire for important safety information, debris cleanup, utilities and available assistance.
  • Some residents may see colored maps on structures when they return home. There are two colors of signs. Orange means LIMITED ENTRY / RESTRICTED USE and Red means DANGEROUS. If you have a poster on your home and have additional questions, please call the phone number on the map to speak to the building department in your jurisdiction.
  • With power outages, the food in your refrigerator and freezer can become contaminated or spoiled. Throw away any food that has been exposed to smoke, soot, or heat, or that has thawed. Dumpsters will be placed in central locations for food disposal (see https://boco.org/OEMInfoMap for the locations of the dumpsters). Please do not use personal trash cans.
  • When returning home or passing through the fire zone, residents are urged to slow down their speed and be alert to response personnel working in the area and to hazards such as weakened trees and structures.
  • There is no potable water in the affected area, so residents should be prepared to bring bottled water with them for all water needs, including for pets. Never use water that you think is contaminated to wash dishes, brush your teeth, prepare food, wash your hands, make ice or formula.
  • Electricity, gas and water may not be restored by the time you are allowed to re-enter. Please do not call 911 or utility companies. They are working as fast as possible to restore public services.
  • Vehicles parked along roads can interfere with operations. Please make sure emergency traffic has access to pass.
  • When residents return to the fire area, if there are signs that suspicious activity has occurred, please call the hotline at 303-441-3674. If any suspicious activity occurs, please call 911 or the non-emergency line at 303-441-4444.

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