As Boulder County burned, Niwot became a safe space


January 5, 2022

Jocelyn Rowley

Driven by strong winds, the Marshall Fire quickly raged out of control, and moved into populated areas of south Boulder County, including Superior and Louisville.

For much of Thursday Dec. 30, Coloradans were glued to various news sources, waiting for updates about the Marshall Fire, which spread quickly across the Marshall-Superior-Louisville area of Boulder County. At the same time, five miles west of Niwot, the Middle Fork Fire also spread quickly, but was soon contained.

Emergency response, at first, largely focused on preserving life and evacuating...

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