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Cold Springs Fire

Unit Information

Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests and Pawnee National Grassland
U.S. Forest Service
2150 Centre Avenue Building E Fort Collins Colorado 80526
Fort Collins, CO 80526

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The Cold Springs Fire was first reported on Saturday, July 9, 2016 at 1:45 pm and is burning 2 miles northeast of Nederland, Colorado. The fire is burning at 8228' in Lodgepole, Ponderosa Pine, Douglas Fur and closed time litter. Single- and group-tree torching with limited crown runs have been observed. As of July 14, 2016 the Cold Springs Fire has burned 528 acres, is 100% contained, and has burned predominantly on private lands.

Firefighters continued to work in the area of the Cold Springs Fire today. Crews supported by engines from local fire departments continued to patrol the burn area, hot spotting where necessary, and back hauling hose and other equipment from suppression efforts throughout the past week.

At 0700 on July 15, 2016 the Rocky Mountain Incident Management Team Black will transfer command of the fire to the Boulder County Type 3 incident Management Team.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginSaturday July 09th, 2016 approx. 01:45 PM
Location2 miles northeast of Nederland, Colorado
Incident CommanderJay Stalnacker, Boulder County Type 3 Incident Management Team
Coordinates39.984 latitude, -105.489 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel522
Size528 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Fuels Involved

Timber (grass and understory)

Timber (litter and understory)

Closed timber litter

Significant Events

Fire activity continues to diminish.


Planned Actions

Protect structures, infrastructure and other values at risk in and near the fire perimeter. Continue and expand mop up activities along the line and around structures.


Fire behavior continues to moderate and has included creeping and smoldering. Crews working to eliminate hot spots around structures within and near the fire perimeter. Mop up work expanding throughout the fire area. Daily evacuee briefings are occurring at 1300 and daily press briefings at 1700. Total acres burned includes 430 private and 98 US Forest Service.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Low humidity, and seasonable temperatures. Winds will be breezy in the afternoon. A cold front forecast for late Thursday will bring higher humidity and chance for drier thunderstorms. Residual impacts on Friday.