Boulder County Sheriffs Office
5600 Flatiron Parkway Boulder Colorado 80301
Boulder County Office of Emergency Management
The Lefthand Canyon fire started on October 18, 2020. The fire burned 460 acres of brush and timber approximately one mile west of the town of Ward in the area of Lefthand Canyon and Spring Gulch in Boulder County, Colorado. It was 100% contained as of October 22, 2020. Recent snow and cold temperatures have put out much of the heat in the fire area, but some interior smoke may remain.
Local resources will continue to monitor the area until they are confident the fire is completely extinguished and the fire is declared out. The cause is still under investigation.
|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Sunday October 18th, 2020 approx. 12:30 PM|
|Location||1 mile east of Ward, CO|
|Incident Commander||Rocky Mountain Incident Management Team Black, Troy Hagan|
|Coordinates||40.062 latitude, -105.48 longitude|
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||100%|
|Estimated Containment Date||Thursday October 22nd, 2020 approx. 12:00 AM|
Minimal fire behavior due to snowy and cold conditions.
Continue to mop-up, hold and secure containment lines.
|Projected Incident Activity|
Cold temperatures along with snow will result in minimal fire activity.
Today...A Winter Storm Warning is in effect through early Monday
morning. So far reports in the foothills of 4" of snow, Much higher
amounts are anticipated in the foothills and mountains with storm totals between 8 and 12 inches by Monday morning.