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Cold Springs Fire Is Fully Contained

Crews are mopping up hotspots and expect full containment by Friday, July 15.

The Cold Springs fire is now 100 percent contained. All areas are open for residents to return, and all mandatory evacuations have been lifted, though residents may not have electricity. Firefighters are mopping up areas and securing fire lines. Crews will continue to patrol within and around the burn area. 

Authorities say the 528 acre fire, which burned primarily two miles northeast of Nederland, was sparked by an out-of-control campfire.

Residents returning to the Cold Springs Fire area should expect to encounter a variety of hazards that include fire-weakened trees, blowing ash and stump holes. Residents should exercise caution when walking around areas impacted by the Cold Springs Fire.

Latest Fire Information:

(Last updated 9:21 a.m., Friday, July 15)

  • 528 acres
  • 100 percent containment
  • 522 personnel working the fire
  • 8 homes have been destroyed. The address are:

47 Bonanza Drive
1513 Ridge Road – house and 3 outbuildings destroyed

319 Sherwood Dr

2315 Ridge Road

2454 Ridge Road

171 Bonanza Drive

37 N. Sky View Drive

325 Sherwood Drive

Credit Boulder County Sheriff's Department
Zackary Ryan Kuykendall, 26, of Vinemont, Alabama was arrested for 4th degree arson in connection to the Cold Springs Fire Sunday, July 10.

Authorities, meanwhile, have arrested and charged Jimmy Andrew Suggs, 28, and Zackary Ryan Kuykendall, 26, both of Alabama, in connection with the fire. They say the two failed to properly extinguish their campfire. Both have been charged with arson in the fourth degree, a felony charge.

Credit Boulder County Sheriff's Department
Jimmy Andrew Suggs, 28, of Vinemont, Alabama was arrested for 4th degree arson in connection to the Cold Springs Fire Sunday, July 10.

Officials say lives were endangered as a result of the fire. Fire investigators and detectives with the Boulder Sheriff’s Office determined the two men were camping on private property near the Peak-to-Peak Highway and Cold Springs Road. The fire spread from the campsite, and was reported on Saturday afternoon.

How To Help

A fire relief fund has been set up through Foothills United Way for the collection of financial donations to help residents impacted by the Cold Springs Fire. Go to www.ColdSpringsFireFund.org to make a financial contribution.The funds will be distributed by the Boulder County Department of Housing and Human Services through case managers working with fire-impacted residents to determine need.

Return to this web page for fire updates.

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