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Although the Boulder Star on Flagstaff Mountain was originally set to dim on Sunday, it now will remain lit as a sign of support for those impacted by the wildfires in Boulder County.

The Boulder Chamber announced Friday that the star, originally illuminated on Veterans Day, will stay lit through the response period and as recovery efforts begin after the Marshall Fire is fully contained. The fire, which spread across some 6,000 acres in eastern Boulder County, affected likely around 1,000 homes, according to the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office.

“While this is a small gesture in the face of an historic disaster, and with other response and recovery efforts underway, we hope continued illumination of the Boulder Star will serve as a symbol of support for the businesses and families that have been so terribly affected by this disaster,” Boulder Chamber President and CEO John Tayer stated in a news release.

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