On Friday, April 15, 2022, at approximately 7:37 a.m., Boulder County Communications received a report of a small outbuilding that was fully engulfed in fire near a residence on Olde Carter Lake Road near Wondervu in Coal Creek Canyon. Personnel from the Coal Creek Canyon Fire Protection District, American Medical Response ambulance, and the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office responded.
By 7:55 a.m., Coal Creek Canyon firefighters reported that the fire was knocked down and they were beginning mop-up operations. The fire was contained to a 5 by 12-foot wood structure that was originally an outhouse with a small storage shed attached to it. The structure, its contents, and three trees were completely destroyed. The cause was determined to likely be fireplace ashes the homeowner had dumped into the outhouse several days prior. No other structures were threatened and there were no injuries.
The incident was documented under Boulder County Sheriff’s Office case number 22-1632.