SUPERIOR, Colo. (CBS4) – All residents in the Town of Superior – and Louisville – were instructed to evacuate due to the fire risk Thursday afternoon.
At 2:50 p.m., officials announced an advance evacuation order for Broomfield residents at Caliber at Flatirons, Retreat at Flatirons Apartments, Terracina of Broomfield Apartments, Vantage Point Apartments, Holiday Inn Express, and Hyatt House in Broomfield.
“In case of evacuation, go east or north. Do not evacuate south,” the Louisville Police Department warned at 1:42 p.m
At 2 p.m., Highway 36 was closed in both directions from the Interlocken Loop to Baseline Road, due to fire activity, and there was no scheduled time to reopen.
Officials reported power cuts to more than 34,000 Xcel customers. View Full Xcel energy outage map here.
Fierce winds fanned the flames and are expected to continue well into the evening.
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“IF YOU SEE FIRE, CHANGE IT. Go east, go north, but leave immediately,” the Boulder County Office of Emergency Management tweeted.
There are currently two evacuation centers open to residents:
- South Boulder Recreation Center at 1360 Gillaspie Drive in Boulder
- The Lafayette YMCA at 2800 Dagny Way in Lafayette
The wind is forecast to continue blowing into the evening. Watch our 24/7 news streaming service for breaking news: https://denver.cbslocal.com/live/
This is an evolving story. Check back for updates.
https://denver.cbslocal.com/2021/12/30/breaking-all-residents-in-town-of-superior-ordered-to-evacuate-due-to-fire-threat/ All residents in Superior and Louisville ordered to evacuate due to fire threat – CBS Denver