Colorado Hospital Closes Due to Wildfire’s Impact

Centura-Avista Adventist Hospital to close temporarily due to extensive smoke damage

By HFT Editorial Staff
January 7, 2022

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The Marshall Fire in Colorado started on Dec. 30 and burned more than 6,000 acres in less than 24 hours. The flames destroyed a total of 991 structures throughout Superior, Louisville and unincorporated Boulder County. Though the flames have been extinguished, the community and its businesses continue to feel the wildfire’s impact.

“Following the devastating Marshall Fire in Boulder County communities this week, Centura-Avista Adventist Hospital will be closed for the foreseeable future due to extensive smoke damage,” hospital officials wrote in a statement. “There are no care services available at the hospital at this time. Patients who are in need of immediate care should go to the nearest hospital to receive services, or if you are having a life-threatening emergency, please call 911.”

The statement goes on to say that other affected Centura Health facilities in the communities surrounding Avista include Centura-St. Anthony North Hospital, Centura-Longmont United Hospital, and the Centura Health Emergency & Urgent Care Indian Peaks in Frederick.

“Professional cleaning crews are at Centura-Avista Adventist Hospital to begin the process of cleaning and sanitizing the building,” according to the statement. “The hospital will re-open when this process is complete, but there is no estimated re-opening date at this time.”

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