One year after the Marshall Fire swept through Superior, Louisville, and Boulder County, clean-up and rebuilding is ongoing for our neighbors. The physical footprint of the fire may have taken just over 1,000 homes, but the emotional toll is much higher. The Town of Erie as an organization and as a community offered help to our neighbors in multiple ways; from providing police support during the incident itself, to giving aid in flushing water systems to ensure safe drinking water, to donating funds or items that supported families who lost everything they owned.
Another heavy lift of support was accepting fire debris at the landfill in our community as families cleaned up their properties. The Front Range Landfill inspected and carefully accepted 7,038 loads of material weighing just over 98,435 tons. The Town of Erie along with CDPHE have been actively helping to monitor and support this activity. Without this support, cleanup and rebuilding may have extended significantly longer as loads of material would need to be trucked much further from the fire location. We are happy to see regrowth and rebuilding happening to our west and look forward to welcoming our neighbors back home as soon as possible!