BOULDER COUNTY, Colo. — The Lefthand Canyon Fire in Boulder County is now fully contained, firefighters said Thursday night.
The wildfire has burned 460 acres since beginning Sunday afternoon near the 14,000 block of Lefthand Canyon Drive.
Firefighters will be assigned to patrol the fire as it continues to burn out in the coming days.
The town of Ward was forced to evacuate, and Boulder Office of Emergency Manegement (BOEM) said the following areas were also under mandatory evacuation:
- Areas north of Ward
- Gold Hill
- Spring Gulch Road
- Gold Lake Road
BOEM said 145 residences were issued an evacuation order.
> Video above: Oct. 21 update on Lefthand Canyon and CalWood fires in Boulder County.
The Nederland Community Center at 750 Peak to Peak Highway (CO 72) was been named the evacuation point for the fire, but has since been closed. Large animals can be evacuated to the Gilpin County Fairgrounds at 230 Norton Drive in Black Hawk.
The following roads were closed:
- Lefthand Canyon Drive (Nelson Street) at Peak to Peak Highway
- Old Depot Road at Peak to Peak Highway
- Humboldt Street at Peak to Peak Highway
- Lefthand Canyon Drive at Sawmill Road
- County Road 100 at Peak to Peak Highway
- Gold Lake Road at Peak to Peak Highway
This fire is separate from the CalWood Fire which is also burning in Boulder County.
Below is an interactive map of evacuations for both fires; to search for a specific address, visit this map.
Firefighters mopped up near the containment lines on Wednesday, and patrolled for any spot fires that may occur due to afternoon winds.
An official at the community meeting said they are hoping to let a few homeowners outside the fire zone in to cut their water off for the cold front coming in this weekend. Residents can find this information on the BOEM website.
If you are an evacuee or someone who has been impacted by the wildfires and needs assistance, call 1-800-417-0495.
To sign up to volunteer, email Joshua.Stewart@redcross.org.
Complete wildfire coverage: 9news.com/wildfires.
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