Saturday night’s evacuation order will be updated on Sunday evening, according to a spokesperson from Colorado’s Office of Emergency Management (OEM).
There are still no known injuries or reports of lost structures, state officials said during a Sunday news conference.
Mike Smith of the Boulder Incident Management Team said he was “very happy” with the firefighting efforts against the NCAR fire, which started Saturday afternoon.
“We had over 200 firefighters from over 30 agencies,” Smith told reporters Sunday. “That, combined with all of the fuel mitigation treatments that we’ve done in this area, is one of the reasons that we had such great success.”
Smith said containment efforts have fared well due to cooler temperatures and calmer winds than initially predicted, highlighting successful containment on the fire’s east and south ends. The cause of the fire remains under investigation by the sheriff’s office.
“Today was a good day. We had a tough day yesterday,” Smith said.
Smith said officials will keep monitoring evacuation zones and expand them if necessary.
Officials are not expected to give another news conference Sunday, though updates to the evacuation order may be posted to the OEM’s website on Sunday evening.