Marshall fire destroyed 1,084 homes worth a combined half-billion dollars

The number of homes destroyed in the Marshall fire now exceeds 1,000 with a total value of more than $500 million, cementing its status as the most destructive wildfire in Colorado history, according to the latest damage assessment by Boulder County.

Boulder County officials on Thursday released updated tallies of the number of the houses and businesses that were destroyed or damaged by last week’s wildfire, and for the first time provided a property-value breakdown of the losses for Louisville, Superior and unincorporated areas.

Authorities still are counting the number of homes destroyed or damaged by the fire and the strong winds that fueled it on the afternoon of Dec. 30, so the cost of the destruction could increase.

Two people have been reported missing, and on Wednesday authorities found partial human remains in the 5900 block of Marshall Road. That person’s identity has not been publicly released. A second missing person has been identified by family as 91-year-old Nadine Turnbull, of Superior, but so far officials have said their missing person investigation in the 1500 block of South 76th Street in Superior is ongoing.

The number of burned homes now stands at 1,084, and the fire damaged another 149 residential structures, according to a Thursday news release. The Boulder County Assessor’s Office placed the total value of residential damage at $513,212,589, the news release said.

Seven commercial buildings were destroyed and 30 were damaged, the latest assessment determined. The county is still counting the estimated property value of commercial buildings lost or damaged.

The Marshall fire’s damage by municipality:


  • Homes destroyed: 550
  • Homes damaged: 43
  • Lost residential value: $229,199,184
  • Commercial properties destroyed: Four
  • Commercial properties damaged: 14


  • Homes destroyed: 378
  • Homes damaged: 58
  • Lost residential value: $152,757,462
  • Commercial properties destroyed: Three
  • Commercial properties damaged: 14

Unincorporated Boulder County

  • Homes destroyed: 156
  • Homes damaged: 48
  • Lost residential value: $131,255,944
  • Commercial properties destroyed: None reported
  • Commercial properties damaged: Two

To self-report a damaged or destroyed structure that is not included on the county’s list, please visit

The county also provided a list of addresses of destroyed property at

And a map of the fire’s destruction can be found at



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