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Monday, March 21, 2011

Jeffco Commissioners Declare Disaster Emergency Due to Wild Fires

Because of three wildfires, which have affected areas west of Highway 6 near Golden; Evergreen’s Soda Creek Subdivision; and Conifer and Spring Creek, the Jefferson County Commissioners today issued a Disaster/Emergency Declaration. The fires are in areas where it is difficult for emergency services to respond and weather is under Red Flag conditions, which will increase the risk of additional fires. The need for outside resources to include air and ground resources will exceed Jefferson County’s capabilities.

The declaration will enable Jefferson County to access additional state and federal resources as well as seek recovery of some costs associated with the fires.