Marshall Fire Resources
On December 30, 2021, shortly before 10:30 a.m. MST, grass fires broke out in Boulder County, Colorado, United States. Two fires were respectively named by local fire authorities as the Marshall Fire and the Middle Fork Fire. As of the evening of January 1, 2022, an estimated 1,084 structures, including houses, a hotel and at least one shopping center, had burned as a result of the rapidly spreading Marshall Fire, and another 149 damaged.
Article: A year after the Marshall fire, Boulder communities are taking fire mitigation into the plains (CPR News, Dec 28, 2022)
Researchers are currently gathering data to learn more about how the fire spread, effective remediation, etc. Boulder County is not partnering with any individual researcher. If you are interested in conducting research following the Marshall Fire, please consider contacting CU’s Natural Hazards Center (email Amelia Brackett with CU at Amelia.Brackett@colorado.edu) before heading into the field. The NHC can provide connections with other researchers and resources for fire-related disaster research.
Parks and Open Space
Boulder County Fireshed
In August of 2020, federal, state, and local governments joined with non-profit entities in Boulder County to establish the Boulder County Fireshed as a shared vision for reducing the risk of wildfire to its people, communities, recreation areas, and natural resources through closely coordinated forest management across all lands. To learn more please visit: https://www.bouldercounty.org/property-and-land/forest-health/fireshed/