One year has passed since the Marshall Fire happened in Boulder County, Colorado. The Marshall Fire started on December 30, 2021, and was declared fully contained on January 3, 2022.

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The wildfire burned 6,026 acres of land, destroying more than 1,000 homes, and quickly became the most destructive fire in Colorado's history. The wildfire fueled by high winds caused $2 billion in damages and killed two people. 9 News states that Boulder County Sheriff, Joe Pelle, says that the investigation into the cause of the Marshall Fire is nearly complete.

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Pelle confirmed with 9 News that there was more than one ignition point.

There's going to be more than one ignition point. I think we're going to have a couple of fires that started almost simultaneously that grew together into one big fire

Pelle tells 9 News. A year later, many residents that lost their homes still are in the process of rebuilding their lives.


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