Terrain Satellite
Lefthand Canyon
FIRE
460
acres
2.3 mi
S of Ward, CO
100%
contained
CONTAINED
Last Updated:
10 mins, 50 secs ago
Incident #:
2020-NWCG-7247
Fire Start:
Sunday, October 18, 2020 6:30 AM MDT

Current Weather

Fire Growth Potential


Fire Weather Forecast


Incident Overview Updated: 1 month ago

Incident Photo for the Lefthand Canyon Fire

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.

Basic Information

Incident Type:
Wildfire
Cause:
Unknown
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, -105.48

Current Situation

Total Personnel:
20
Size (Acres):
460
Containment:
100%
Estimated Containment Date:
Thursday October 22nd, 2020 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels Involved:
Timber
Significant Events:
Minimal
Smoldering
Minimal fire behavior due to snowy and cold conditions.

Planned Outlook

Planned Actions:
Continue to mop-up, hold and secure containment lines.
Projected Incident Activity:
Cold temperatures along with snow will result in minimal fire activity.

Weather Synopsis

Weather Concerns:
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.

Incident Contact

Incident Contact
Boulder County Office of Emergency Management
Phone: 303-441-1500
Fire Unit Information
Boulder County Sheriffs Office
5600 Flatiron Parkway Boulder Colorado 80301
CO