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Investigators to reveal conclusion of Marshall Fire investigation Thursday

The Marshall Fire, which erupted late the morning of Dec. 30, 2021, destroyed more than 1,000 homes and killed two people.

BOULDER, Colo. — Boulder County investigators will announce the outcome of the investigation into the cause and origin of the 2021 Marshall Fire on Thursday.

The Marshall Fire erupted late the morning of Dec. 30, 2021, and raced across Boulder County, fed by hurricane-force winds. More than 1,000 homes were destroyed in the fire, and two people were also killed.

>Watch the 10 a.m. news conference on Thursday here.

The news conference with Boulder County Sheriff Curtis Johnson and District Attorney Michael Dougherty is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. Thursday.

In late December, Boulder Sheriff Joe Pelle, in his last weeks in office, said that the investigation was almost complete. While he confirmed earlier reporting by 9Wants to Know showing there were multiple ignition points, he would not shed light on where the investigation was focused or whether anyone could face criminal charges.

Five months later, his successor, Curtis Johnson, declined an interview request from 9Wants to Know to discuss the status of the still-ongoing investigation. His spokeswoman said the office would be issuing an update “soon.”

Among the possible ignition points are a fire on property owned by a religious group and a smoldering underground coal mine fire that’s been burning for more than 150 years.

> Burned: The Story Behind the Marshall Fire.

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