Some Boulder County residents allowed back to homes after Marshall Fire

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BOULDER COUNTY, Colo. (KDVR) — Residents in the Spanish Hills neighborhood and downtown Superior may be able to return to their homes Monday, according to Boulder County Sheriff Joe Pelle.

Area-specific information is viewable on the Boulder County map.

Officials said residents should be aware of some color-coded cards they may find on their property:

  • Green: INSPECTED
  • Yellow: RESTRICTED USE
  • Red: UNSAFE

For more information, call Boulder County Building Safety & Inspection Services at 720-564-2643.

Xcel Energy said Monday that electric restoration was nearly complete, and natural gas completion was expected to be nearly finished on Tuesday.

Search continues for 2

Pelle said in a news conference Monday the investigation into what sparked the fire remains ongoing. Two people are still reported missing as of Monday.

One missing man was found “alive and well,” Pelle said Sunday. The search continues for a Superior woman and a man from near Marshall still missing from the Marshall Fire.

The fire that sparked Thursday burned more than 6,200 acres and destroyed nearly 1,000 structures across Superior, Louisville and unincorporated Boulder County.

Officials said Sunday the fire was 74% contained after a snowstorm dropped a few inches on the fire and crews worked hot spots to keep it controlled.

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Initially, the fire was thought to be started by downed power lines but Xcel said there were no lines down around the point of ignition. Pelle said a search warrant was executed following a tip from the community but did not provide details on the search.

Gov. Jared Polis, the Federal Emergency Management Agency and several other politicians assessed damage from the fire on Sunday and set up a one-stop location for all victims in need at 1755 S. Public Rd. in Lafayette.

Congressman Joe Neguse and his staff can help with replacing lost documents and answering questions on FEMA disaster assistance through resources on his website.

The Associated Press contributed to this post.

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