8 Jan 2009, 6:34pm
by admin

Olde Stage Fire

Location: North of the city limits of Boulder, Boullder Co. CO
Specific Location: Old Stage Road, Lat 40° 5´ 55″ Lon 105° 5´ 55″

Date of Origin: 01/07/2009
Cause: Unknown at this time

Situation as of 01/08/2009 5:30 PM
Personnel: 159
Size: 1,300 acres
Percent contained: 70%

Wind-driven wildfires prompted mandatory evacuations of at least 500 homes. All evacauations have been lifted except the area off of the Old Stage Road.

1 primary residence and 1 outbuilding destroyed

Creeping with occasional flare-ups. Some interior spots still burning.

Note: Boulder temp 50.7 °F updated at 6:30 pm 01/08/09. Humidity 28%. Expected low tonight 18 °F. We report this for all those who think climate change, rather than fuels, drives fires.

8 Jan 2009, 6:49pm
by Bob Z.

And so begins the new 2009 Wildfire Season in the western US: Off and running on the Olde Stage Road!

25 Apr 2009, 8:44am
by Karli L.

Is it Old Stage or Olde Stage?

25 Apr 2009, 9:52am
by Mike

Karli, it was reported as “Olde”.

I don’t name these things, the fire community does. The naming of fires is a perennial tempest in a teapot, but it is the least of the associated irritations.



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