Boulder County Wildfire History

Boulder County Wildfire History

Wildfires have always been a natural occurrence in Boulder County. Increased human development and recreation, land management practices – including fire suppression over the last 100 years – and factors such as steep terrain, drought, high temperatures, and strong winds have resulted in an environment prone to extreme wildfire behavior. The Black Tiger fire in 1989 was the first of many catastrophic wildfires in the county.

Graphic of Boulder County Wildfires that led to evacuations

Wildfires – A Story Map

Wildfires – A Story Map explores Boulder County’s most notable wildfires since 1989.

Marshall Fire Facilitated Learning Analysis

The Marshall Fire Facilitated Learning Analysis was created as a learning tool for first responders. This resource is available to anyone interested in studying Boulder County’s most destructive wildfire to date.