Brian MacMillan All Denver Real Estate Blogger
Here’s an update on the fire outside Boulder, Colorado from the perspective of a Boulder Realtor. The Boulder fire started a few days ago in the morning and has spread to around 7,000 acres since, in the Fourmile Canyon area west of Boulder, a Denver suburb. Reports have indicated over 90 “structures” have been destroyed; however, nobody seems to have an exact number on how many homes.
The Fourmile Canyon area is located in the foothills, which is a mountain location, not in the actual City of Boulder. So, a vast majority of homes and businesses here are safe.
Still, the exact cause of the fire is still being investigated, but fire danger has been extremely high in Colorado for a while now. The high winds have not helped the hundreds of firefighters currently battling this large blaze. There are several reports of homeowners who tried their best to save their homes, one is particularly interesting, as the homeowner had his own fire truck that held 1,000 gallons of water. He discussed the magnitude and force of this fire here:
The map below, provided by the Daily Camera in Boulder, gives a good visual of where the fire is in relation to the City of Boulder.
Boulder real estate will survive this fire. Many in the foothills outside of Boulder aren’t as lucky. One of the reasons mountain real estate has been declining over the past few years is due to fire danger. Boulder real estate has been holding steady though, which is a good thing in our current real estate market. Therefore, if you have any questions about Boulder real estate or Boulder in general, I’d be more than happy to answer any questions. Just use the form below to contact me.