If you or someone close to you has a disability or requires special assistance, please call the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office at 303-271-0211. In an emergency, always dial 911.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Fire contained

The fire is now 100 percent contained. Fire crews remain on scene to watch for hotspots.

via BlackBerry

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Hotline shut down

The hotline that was established Tuesday afternoon for updates on the fire is now shut down (303-271-4930). Barring any major changes in fire activity, the hotline will be disabled for this fire.

Register your phone for e911 alerts

Residents who have VOIP phone service, or no land line, will miss e911 calls unless registered to receive them. Jeffco residents can sign up for e911 phone calls by visiting our Web site here.

Conifer Meadows aka Blackhawk Fire update

Sheriff's Office deputies and firefighters will remain in the area overnight and into Wednesday.

The Sheriff's Office will maintain traffic control points to allow residents access throughout the night. Non-residents will not be allowed in the area.

Evacuated residents will be allowed to return to their homes for the evening at 6 p.m. Many homes in the area are currently without power, and power may not be restored for some time. If you are a resident and are unable to stay in your home without power, and you have no alternative places to stay, you may call the Sheriff's Office non-emergency number to request assistance: 303-277-0211.

Fire officials have dubbed the fire the Blackhawk Fire for official reporting purposes.

Fire Update

The fire is 50 percent contained. It has burned 10-12 acres. No structure damage or injuries. Crews will be on the fire all night.

Hotline for Updates

Residents may call 303-271-4930 for fire updates.


The fire is holding at 5-10 acres.

Crews are protecting the homes in the immediate area of the fire.

Conifer Meadows Fire Update

Firefighters are cutting a fire line on the fire's west flank.

Deputies are going door-to-door among the homes that received the e911 phone calls to ensure that no residents missed the call. They are also looking for those who may be unable to evacuate on their own.

Conifer Meadows Fire update

The fire is holding at 5-10 acres. Crews are stationed at the houses in the immediate area of the fire.

The fire is being fueled by grasses and bushes. About five trees have burned.

The Jefferson County Fairgrounds is available for large animal evacuations.

Conifer Meadows Fire continued

There are currenly more than 30 firefighters on site and more en route. Jeffco Animal Control is also on site to help with animal evacuations.

Students attending West Jefferson Middle School, West Jefferson Elementary School, Elk Creek Elementary School and Conifer High School who live in the fire area are being held at their schools. They will not be dropped off at home by bus as usual.

Conifer Meadows Fire continued

A "reverse 911" call went to about 340 homes this afternoon. The area of the call is about a 1 1/3 mile radius around the fire.

Fire crews are on scene from Platte Canyon Fire, Elk Creek Fire, the US Forest Service and the Jeffco Sheriff's Office fire mitigation team. Firefighters from West Metro Fire Rescue and North Fork Fire are sending crews.

Conifer Meadows Fire

A wildland fire is burning in the Conifer Meadows area of Jefferson County. The fire is currently 5-10 acres in size. No injuries and no structure damage as of this time.

Residents are being allowed into the area to retrieve possessions and evacuate animals. Jefferson County Animal Control is available to assist with animal evacuations.