Marshall Wildfire

On December 30, 2021, a wildfire started near Marshall Road in Louisville, Colorado in Boulder County and destroyed roughly 1,000 homes, scorched 6,000 acres and caused over $2 billion in damages before the fire was contained. The fire killed two people and became the most destructive fire in Colorado history in terms of buildings destroyed. Individual plaintiffs have filed a class action against Xcel Energy, claiming their power lines that came down in a wind event caused the fire. The issue of causation is complicated by questions surrounding a concurrent fire at property owned by 12 Tribes and the Marshall coal mine fires underground. More than a year after the Marshall Fire, officials still have not released a cause. Stutman Law is engaged in monitoring the investigations and progress of the litigation and expects to file a lawsuit on behalf of our clients.