As of Monday, Jan. 3, authorities report that the Marshall Fire perimeter is 100% contained.

The total acreage of the fire has clocked in at 6,026 acres. While the perimeter is at full containment currently, the focus for emergency personnel remains to protect public and firefighter safety and diminish the heat that still exists within the perimeter, according to a release from Boulder County.

In a press conference yesterday (Jan. 3) featuring Governor Jared Polis and Boulder County Sheriff Joe Pelle, the only comments made on the investigation into the cause of the fire was that it was an active investigation.

Sheriff Pelle stated they will make no official statements about the investigation until things are clear and confirmed, which could reportedly take anywhere from weeks to months.

Again, while the perimeter of the fire is fully contained, the places where heat is still present are of primary focus as those areas could reignite. Considering there are still structures that have not been damaged by the fire, those are working to be protected.

Energy and Gas Services

In a press release from Boulder County, and in a press conference yesterday (Jan. 3), they are continuing to work on recovery efforts to get energy and gas services back up and running for those affected in the area.

The goal right now stands at those services being back to normal on Thursday, Jan. 6. Currently, the City of Louisville has reported that natural gas service is expected to be fully restored today (Jan. 4).

A Look at the Marshall Fire in Boulder County, Colorado

The Marshall fire in Boulder County destroyed 580 homes.

The fire started just after 11 a.m. Thursday, consuming football lengths of land in seconds in suburban areas. Frontline emergency personnel said they had never seen anything like it, according to Boulder County Sheriff Joe Pelle. 

Here are some scenes from the Colorado fire.

Have You Seen The Marshall Fire Aftermath? These Photos Are Heartbreaking

We all watched as the Marshall Fire blew through our Boulder County communities last week. These pictures of the aftermath are truly heartbreaking.