Collection: Fourmile Canyon Fire

The Fourmile Canyon Fire of September 2010 destroyed 189 homes in the foothills west of Boulder. This collection includes interviews with evacuees, people who lost their homes, firefighters, and other governmental officials.

Woodward, George – OH1728
Interview Date: 2011

George Woodward, a Sunshine Canyon resident and firefighter, relates his experiences of working on the Fourmile Canyon Fire. A relatively new firefighter, he had worked on several small fires, but the Fourmile Canyon Fire – which was the most destructive … Continue reading

Young, Doug – OH1717
Interview Date: 2011

Doug Young, longtime resident of Sunshine Canyon and retired Fire Chief of the Sunshine Fire Protection District, talks about the events of the Fourmile Fire of September 2010. He discusses topics of community preparedness and communication (for example, how he … Continue reading

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