Table Mesa, Martin Acres neighborhoods told to evacuate

3:30 p.m.: Residents of the Table Mesa and Martin Acres areas should evacuate now, Boulder police tweeted.

3:13 p.m.: University of Colorado Boulder Police are evacuating CU South due to the NCAR Fire. Police also have blocked westbound traffic on Table Mesa Drive at Vassar Drive.

2:59 p.m.: About 1200 Boulder residents in an area bounded on the east by Lehigh Street and they north by NCAR Road are being ordered to evacuate now ahead of the newly named NCAR Fire. Police officers are going door-to-door to evacuate residents.

Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks also is evacuating hikers from the top of the Shanahan Ridge trail area.

Residents who wish to sign up for Everbridge notices about the fire should visit

Boulder police said they are among the agencies responding to a wildfire near the National Center for Atmospheric Research and the Bear Canyon Trailhead.

Police said in a tweet that the fire is in the open space next to NCAR. They asked for people to avoid the area and not to call 911 to report it.

“We are aware of the fire and our dispatch is being inundated with calls,” the tweet read.

The city also used its emergency notification system to issue an evacuation warning for the area surrounding NCAR and asked residents to be prepared to evacuate.

Per the Boulder County scanner, the fire was called in around 2 pm near 1245 Wildwood Road. Other responding agencies include the Boulder Fire-Rescue and Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks.

This is a developing story.

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