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.

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.