Front Range residents in disbelief at the destructive Marshall fire in Boulder County may be called to help.  

Here’s where and how to offer assistance and donations. We will keep updating this list as we learn more.

Boulder Office of Emergency Management has set up a donation form on its website, The agency asks that those offering to shelter displaced residents sign up to be a vetted host via and its Airbnb Open Homes program. Officials also noted that donations of household goods should go to area nonprofit thrift shops. 

Community Foundation Boulder County is accepting financial donations online for the Boulder County Wildfire Fund. The organization works with local nonprofits.

American Red Cross Disaster Relief donations can be made by texting REDCROSS to 90999. A $10 charge will appear on your phone bill or be deducted from prepaid balance.

Evacuation centers are reporting that they have enough supplies. There may be a need for volunteers as current attendants return to work after the holiday.

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A Look at the Marshall Fire in Boulder County, Colorado

The Marshall Fire in Boulder County destroyed more than 1,000 homes.

The fire started just after 11 a.m. Dec. 30, 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.

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