Boulder County officials had hoped to see the CalWood Fire reach full containment this weekend, but in an update today, they said that date has been pushed back to Nov. 9.

The CalWood Fire saw no new growth Friday night, despite increased winds, according to an InciWeb update posted today. Officials said Wednesday they expected the fire to be fully contained today.

A flight was scheduled today to identify heat areas within the fire, the update said.

“Firefighters will use that information to continue to mop up isolated hot spots and work to further secure fire lines using aircraft as needed,” the update read. “Yesterday firefighters were successful in mopping up most of the heat on the south and east portions of the fire.”

The CalWood Fire is 76% contained. The fire began burning Oct. 17, about three miles northwest of Jamestown. So far, it has scorched 10,106 acres, and the cause has not yet been determined. The post update warned that people may see some smoke today. A helicopter would work to cool any hot spots on the north side of the fire, where the blaze is not yet contained.

“Watch out for firefighters and fire equipment that will be working around the fire area and along Highway 7,” the post read. “Please help us keep our firefighters safe by slowing down and using extra caution when driving near the fire area.”

 

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