The City of Boulder lifted evacuation orders Thursday afternoon for those living along Flagstaff Road and Bison Drive.
The City of Boulder lifted the pre-evacuation notice for the neighborhoods in south Boulder after favorable weather conditions helped fire crews.
Residents in areas bounded by Dartmouth Avenue to the north, Greenbriar Boulevard to the south, Table Mesa Drive and the foothills on the west, and Broadway on the east were asked Tuesday to be ready to evacuate. Those have since been lifted.
Officials say the combination of cooler temperatures and the effectiveness of firefighting efforts has decreased concern for the Flagstaff Fire to move into the City of Boulder neighborhoods.
The Flagstaff Fire is 30 percent contained and has scorched at least 300 acres. Heavy rain fell on the fire area Wednesday afternoon, increasing relative humidity. Hard fire lines are in place on the west and south sides of the fire area. Firefighters hope to have it completely contained by Saturday.
No structures have been damaged or destroyed from the Flagstaff Fire as of Thursday.
Officials in Boulder County believe a lightning strike is what caused a wildfire Tuesday that prompted the evacuation of more than 20 homes and put some residents within the city limits on notice.
The Emergency Operations Center has activated a call center for residents and others impacted by the fire to obtain information. The phone number is 303-413-7730.
The fire started in the county on Bear Peak and is burning 1 1/2 miles from city limits on the west side of the Flatirons.
9NEWS Meteorologist Kathy Sabine says there were 51 lightning strikes in the area at the time the fire was first reported on Tuesday. The 911 dispatch center for the area received several calls from people witnessing strikes.
If you would like to assist, contact the American Red Cross.
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