Evening Press Release (Fourmile Canyon Fire Wildfire)

Four Mile Canyon Fire consumes 3,500 acres – winds were a driving factor. Boulder, Colo. – Fire crews from approximately 30 local agencies continue to battle the Four Mile Canyon Fire that has burned 3,500 acres and multiple structures. Crews are engaged in "point protection" which includes protecting structures, clearing defensible space around threatened structures, and direct fire suppression. Incident Commander Don Whittemore stated, "We are deeply saddened to report that of the structures that were lost today, some of them belonged to fellow firefighters that were assisting in today’s efforts. Firefighter and public safety will remain our number one objective." Over 500 residents have been evacuated and 3,000 additional residents are under mandatory evacuations. The Four Mile Canyon Fire is a wind driven fire burning in steep, rocky, and hard to access terrain west and north of the City of Boulder. Boulder County Sheriff Joe Pelle has asked for State and…