Destructive CalWood and Lefthand fires bring out best in area residents


October 21, 2020

Mary Wolbach Lopert

The CalWood fire exploded on Saturday, Oct. 17. The fire was called in at noon and by 3 p.m. clouds of billowing smoke were seen from the top of Gunbarrel Hill.

Drought and high winds continued to create havoc in Boulder County. On Saturday, Oct. 17, a fire broke out near the CalWood Education Center in Jamestown. The fire quickly spread, and within the first 24 hours, became the biggest fire in Boulder County history.

Evacuations were immediate.

But within the chaos caused by the fire, there are those who want to help. Lefty's Pizza in Niwot donated p...

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