One year ago this Labor Day Weekend, an errant spark from an unattended fire pit in Four Mile Canyon west of Boulder quickly became the most destructive wildfire in Colorado history burning 169 homes and damaging scores more. It was an emotional and stressful time for thousands of people directly impacted by the Four Mile Canyon fire, for many, one year later, it still is.
With the one year anniversary of the costliest wildfire in Colorado history approaching, Boulder County officials say only two of the 169 homes destroyed in last September’s Four Mile Canyon blaze have been rebuilt.
Fire managers in Colorado are worried that resources will be stretched thin should large blazes spark along the rapidly drying Front Range over the holiday weekend. This as several small fires have already been keeping fire crews busy in places such as Boulder County.
Crews are making good progress battling a wildfire burning near a popular recreation area and scores of homes in the foothills near Boulder. Fire officials said Tuesday afternoon they expect the Maxwell Fire to be 70% contained by the end of the day.