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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Lower North Fork Fire Update 3/28/12 1135:

Urban Search and Rescue Team Focused on Searching for Missing Woman
A Colorado State Urban Search and Rescue Team (USAR), known as Task Force 1, is concentrating its efforts on finding the missing woman that was identified yesterday. The team is made up of 32 persons and 6 search canines. The search will begin at the females last known location, which is a home inside the fire zone. We have confirmed that the home was destroyed by the fire.

We have reduced the number of damaged structures from 28 to 27. This change has been made because after further review one of the recorded addresses was not accurate. As of this update we have contacted the owners of 10 of those structures. We are actively working to identify the owners of the additional structures.

Patrol units from the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office are working directly with the families who have lost their homes. They are starting to do police escorts into those homes. This only applies to the homeowners whose structures we have confirmed have been damaged.

Acreage Update
: The affected acreage as of 3/27/12 at 2030 is 3790. Previously we had posted the estimated acreage at 4500. That number was an estimate, the 3790 acreage is a much more accurate number. Please know that by this number is as of yesterday at 10:30 PM. That number will most likely change throughout the day.