Boulder Fourmile Canyon fire cost: $9,439,583 and still counting thanks to continuing ops

The Fourmile Canyon Fire near Boulder remains 100 percent contained, avoiding the potential flareups about which spokesman Greg Heule warned in yesterday's update, linked above. But while the work continues to wind down, the costs keep ticking upward. Latest estimate: $9,439,583 -- and still counting.
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