He said it was a "rollercoaster of a week" and didn't even know about the blaze until he drove up over the weekend. This past weekend thousands of people were forced to flee their homes in Boulder County after the fast-moving Cal-Wood fire broke out near Jamestown, eventually destroying at least 20 homes along U.S. 36 south of Lyons. UPDATE (Oct. 22, 12:49 a.m.): Workers at the Granby evacuation center say every hotel room in Grand County is booked. Mandatory Evacuation have been ordered for residents and business occupants in the area due to immediate and imminent danger. That had been planned before the fire grew. Livingston, the latest incident commander, said his priority will be keeping people safe and ensuring evacuations are run smoothly. UPDATE (Nov. 1, 11:19 a.m.):  Firefighters will continue looking for and extinguishing any areas of smoke along the Highway 40 corridor for community protection. Officials say to expect increased smoke due to warm/dry conditions and continued snowmelt. Incident Manager Noel Lingston said the biggest area of concern is near Lake Granby, this includes the fire possibly spreading between there and Shadow Mountain Lake. If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted. Update 8:45 p.m.: Emergency officials have designated both lanes of US Highway 34 as southbound to aid evacuations from the area. Click here for more information. It appeared that sheriff’s deputies were using all lanes of traffic on U.S. 34 to evacuate people to the west. The cold and snow will create new firefighting hazards, including icy roads, falling trees and frozen equipment. UPDATE (Nov. 6, 10:38 p.m.): Containment of the fire has increased to 47% — up from the previous estimate of 37%. Desk: 720-432-2229, The Colorado Sun — 303-589-0175 UPDATE (Oct. 29, 9:25 a.m.): Re-Entry Announcement for Specific Areas West of Highway 34. About 30,000 acres of Rocky Mountain National Park have been impacted by the fire, representing about 9% of the park’s area. The Grand County Sheriff’s Office is developing plans for the re-opening of areas on Highway 125 north of Highway 40. As of Tuesday, the wildfire had blackened more than 192,000 acres and was 20% contained, according to the U.S. Forest Service. We got your note. The crew at Two Pines Supply in Granby are packing up the merchandise and leaving. We know homes have burned but we don’t know the scope of the devastation yet. The fire has led to evacuations, pre-evacuations in Grand Lake, Granby and Estes Park. A successful candidate will enjoy working in…, Maintenance Technician(s) Granby & Winter Park The maintenance technician position is responsible for performing routine building maintenance tasks in more…, FOOD SERVICE This is a part time position consisting of 4 hours a day, Monday - Thursday. A previous road closure in the area was lifted on Friday. County Road 442 prior to Private Drive, 9. “We are helping people who may or may not have the ability to fill out the online evacuation form.”. Shelter — Grand County residents only. Find ways to donate, volunteer and more during times of crisis in various destinations and across the state of Colorado. Click here to learn more. You are encouraged to move livestock and pets out of the area and to prepare for mandatory evacuations. Update 1:30 a.m.: Grand County Sheriff Brett Schroetlin said he didn’t know what the county would wake up to this morning while shooting a 1 a.m. video from the entrance to Grand Lake. UPDATE (Oct. 23, 2 p.m.): Winds have calmed today, but Pinpoint Weather Meteorologist Chris Tomer said that’s going to change tomorrow. Expect gusts up to 60 mph in the mountains and 40 mph in the valleys and foothills. UPDATE (Oct. 22, 4:05 a.m.): The fire grew to 38,989 acres overnight, according to the Grand County Bureau of Land Management. Flames will be visible. He then moves to Loveland for incident command updates on the Cameron Peak Fire and the East Troublesome Fire in the afternoon and finishes off in Boulder with a live update we will stream here and in app. There were no injuries or deaths reported, but as of Thursday evening, he said there could be as many as five people unaccounted for. ClosuresUS 34 Trail Ridge Road is closed throughout Rocky Mountain National Park and RMNP is closed. The snow can’t get here fast enough. More significant precip develops after 9 pm this eve including the #EastTroublesomeFire. Livestock — Middle Park Fair and Rodeo Grounds in Kremmling has space available for large animals and a barn available for small animals. Growth of the wildfire has sparked a number of evacuation orders.Eli Pace / epace@skyhinews.com. Fast forward a few days. “Today, firefighters are staying vigilant for stumps and trees that have root systems still burning under ground creating very dangerous ash pits. For a clear understanding of the downgrade changes, please visit nocoalert.org. The Cameron Peak Fire is located 25 miles east of Walden and 15 miles southwest of Red Feather Lakes near Cameron Pass. UPDATE … Unfortunately it’s still very dry here. “This is a great tragedy. From Granby to Grand Lake, crews will continue to mop up, extinguishing hot spots close to structures. “Please evacuate.”. Also during this down time, the incident management team will work on long-term modeling to see what the impact will be from this snow down the road.