BOULDER COUNTY, Colo. (KDVR) — The Boulder County Sheriff’s Office released several body cam videos of first responders’ actions in response to the Marshall Fire.
The fire sparked on Dec. 30 and burned more than 6,000 acres and nearly 1,100 homes across Louisville, Superior and unincorporated Boulder County.
In the videos, you can see deputies knocking on doors telling residents they need to leave their homes immediately, helping residents get out and deputies evacuating the Costco in Superior.
One video shows a deputy helping a woman get her dog and cats out and into the deputy’s vehicle. Another clip shows a deputy helping a resident corral a dog into the car to be taken to safety. The frantic scene of deputies yelling at customers at the Costco to head toward US 36 is intense and revealing of the impending danger and importance of time.
Winds up to 100 mph whipped the flames from the point of origin across Boulder County in a matter of hours.
A house on fire was the first structure Mountain View Fire Rescue crews tried to put out after receiving initial calls that it was “downed line.” The fire crew could not find a fire associated with the line, but eventually, they noticed a home that was burning down the road.
BCSO is still investigating the origin of the blaze and has searched the Twelve Tribes property on Eldorado Springs Road.