Watch: Colo. deputies evacuate people, pets amid massive wildfire
Bodycam video shows deputies helping neighbors and Costco shoppers, as well as dogs and horses, escape the blaze
By Suzie Ziegler
BOULDER COUNTY, Colo. — The Boulder County Sheriff’s Office is highlighting the heroic actions its deputies took to save residents from a devastating wildfire. A series of bodycam clips show deputies helping residents and businesses evacuate ahead of the Marshall Fire.
In one video, deputies go door to door warning residents to evacuate. In another, deputies round up some wandering dogs and put them in their cruiser. Another video shows deputies running through a Costco store, yelling at customers to leave.
“Everybody head east, go east towards 36. Move now, leave your stuff, go!” a deputy is heard shouting. “The fire’s at the back, go! Everybody head east, get out of the store now!”
Yet another video shows a deputy giving a woman a ride to safety when she says she doesn’t have a car. The final clip shows a deputy driving through a neighborhood with wildfire blaze on all sides.
According to 9News, several evacuees said they only heard about the danger from the deputies – not from the county’s alert system.
The Marshall Fire ultimately destroyed over 1,000 structures and left two people presumed dead, according to KDVR.