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.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

False 911 calls in south Jeffco resolved

The problem causing the false 911 calls to the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office has been fixed. Qwest will continue to monitor to assure no further disruptions.

Meyer Ranch Fire Contained

The crews on the Meyer Ranch Fire achieved 100% containment yesterday evening as expected. Snowfall in the area, while a favorable change in the weather, raises some concern for the safety of crews as they navigate the slippery rock terrain inspecting the area for hot spots and beginning clean up of tools and fire hose.

The crews expect to finish mop-up today between noon and 2 p.m. At that time, the San Carlos crew will head back to Woodland Park, and Elk Creek Fire and Rescue will continue to monitor the area.

Friday, April 22, 2011

False 911 calls in south Jeffco

Jefferson County, Co. – April 22, 2011 - Due to a problem with the phone service, The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office has been receiving false 911 calls in south Jeffco. The problem first occurred in the afternoon, and was addressed by Qwest. It has occurred again this evening, and the office has had over 50 false 911 calls to which deputies have responded.

The calls have been in the area bordered east and west by South Kipling Parkway and South Wadsworth Blvd, and north and south by West Bowles Avenue and West Coal Mine Avenue. The majority, but not all of the false 911 calls, have been in the Woodmar subdivision.

Qwest has been notified and is addressing the problem. In the meantime, if you need emergency services, and dialing 911 doesn’t work, please call the Sheriff’s Office dispatch at 303-277-0211.

Meyer Ranch Fire Update

As of 8:11 PM, full containment of the Meyer Ranch Fire was achieved. The fire will be monitored overnight. Elk Creek Fire, Jefferson County Type 6, and the San Carlos hand crew will debrief tomorrow at 7:30 am, and an additional press release will follow.

Meyer Ranch Fire Update - 5:00 P.M.

As of 5:00 p.m., full containment is still expected at approximately 8:00 PM this evening. In spite of high winds, crews continue to work effectively on the fire line. Jefferson County Sheriff will monitor the area through the evening. Elk Creek Fire, Jefferson County Type 6, and the San Carlos hand crew will continue to mop up tomorrow. No additional resources are needed for the Meyer Ranch Fire.

Meyer Ranch Evacuations Lifted

It is expected that the evacuation order for the Meyer Ranch residents will be lifted at 3:00 p.m. today.

Sheriff's Office Opening Tipline for Meyer Ranch Fire

The Meyer Ranch fire appears to be one of several started along Highway 285 in the area of Meyer Ranch, Parmalee Gulch and Richmond Hill. Sheriff’s investigators are urging citizens to contact the tipline at 303-271-5612 to provide information regarding unusual activity or suspicious persons in the area between the hours of 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 21. The area of concern is Highway 285 between Parmalee Gulch and Richmond Hill.

Meyer Ranch Fire Update

Fire is now 50% contained. We expect 100% containment at 8:00 p.m. tonight. No additional resources are needed.

There is still active burning in forest litter and creeping fire through grass. The Type 2 hand crew will be on scene on Saturday for continued mop-up of the area.

Myer's Gulch Structure Fire

Another fire was reported in Myer's Gulch. A single-family, wood construction in Evergreen. Firefighters from Evergreen, Indian Hills and Inter-Canyon are on scene.

Fire did make an extension into the surrounding trees but firefighters were able to stop any wildland fire. Home appears to be a complete loss.

This fire in Myers Gulch is unrelated to Meyer Ranch Fire.

Meyer Ranch Fire update -- Friday morning

The fire remains at 40 acres with 20 percent containment.

Today, firefighters will focus on containment and putting out hotspots. Winds are expected to be high today.

Evacuations remain in place. Officials will be allowing evacuated residents to return to their homes at 9 a.m., briefly, with a deputy escort, to obtain medication and other necessities. Residents will be asked to present identification at the roadblock.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Meyer Ranch fire 20% contained

Fire at 40 acres, crews to stay on fire overnight.

Meyer Ranch Park fire at 20 acres

The fire burning near Meyer Ranch Open Space park is at 20 acres. It is 0% contained.

Fifty firefighters from seven agencies are on scene.

The SEAT has made one drop and a type-2 helicopter is dropping water on the fire.

New Fire at Meyer Ranch Park

A fire is burning near Highway 285 at Meyer Ranch Open Space park. The fire is currently at approximately 12 acres.

Some homes in the area have been evacuated: homes on Hillview, Valley High Road, Bobsled Trail and Fairall Road. An e911 call went out to 62 phones (that does not necessarily mean 62 homes as some are likely mobile phones).

Evacuation point is Conifer High School. Large animals may be taken to the Jefferson County Fairgrounds.

A single-engine air tanker is dropping retardant on the fire. More air support is en route.

Meyer Ranch Park info.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Squaw Pass Fire update

Fire crews expect 100% containment by 8 p.m. tonight. A crew will remain in the area overnight, monitoring the fire. Tomorrow fire crews will also be in the area patrolling and monitoring the fire. The fire did not grow today.

Saturday update: Fires reduced significantly

The fire near North Turkey Creek, also called the Danks Fire, is 100 percent contained this morning. A fire crew will remain on-site doing mop-up.

The Squaw Pass fire is 75 percent contained. Total size is 10 acres. Crews continue to work on this fire.

The small fire that burned near Maxwell Falls is out, there will also be a crew doing mop-up there today.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Squaw Pass Fire update

The fire is 70 percent contained.

As of 9 p.m. all evacuations are lifted, and all roads are open.

Residents should be prepared to evacuate if fire behavior changes. Crews will remain in the area throughout the night.

Via BlackBerry

CORRECTION on Squaw Pass evacuations, road closures

Residents who live on Deep Forest from Woodland Drive to Meadow Mountain Road (or Meadow Mountain Lane) will remain evacuated until further notice. Squaw Pass Road is closed until further notice. Three homes remain evacuated on Autumnwood Drive until further notice.

Fires update - No structures burned

As of 6:15 p.m. Friday, no structures have burned in any of the reported Jefferson County fires.

Squaw Pass Fire update

Three homes remain evacuated all night on Autumnwood Drive. Others may return home at this time. There will still be traffic control points and deputies/fire crews in the area.

Jefferson County Fires April 8

The Squaw Pass Fire is burning in the Soda Creek area of Evergreen near the 1400 block of Autumnwood. It has burned 40 acres. No structures have burned as of this time, but firefighters did active structure protection on several buildings.

  • Reverse 911 went to 271 phones

  • Buchanan Rec center at Evergreen Parkway & Squaw Pass is an evacuation site

  • Large animals may be taken to the Evergreen Rodeo grounds on Stagecoach.

  • Foothills Animal Shelter will accept small animals

A fire is now burning near 24400 Snow Valley Road near North Turkey Creek and 285. Air support has been ordered for this fire.