Monday, April 2, 2012
We will no longer be providing updates about the Lower North Fork Fire via this blog.
The purpose of the Jefferson County Sheriff's Emergency blog is to provide updates regarding an incident during its emergency and immediate response stages. The fire is now 100% contained and all evacuation orders have been lifted. With these announcements there is no need for the frequent updates provided by this blog.
We recognize that while the emergency and immediate response stages have passed the recovery stage is just beginning. Please visit http://www.jeffco.us/ to learn more about Jefferson County's ongoing recovery efforts.
The Mountain Resource Center will also continue to function as a resource center (see prior blog post).
The use of social media during an active emergency situation is an ongoing learning effort. We would love to hear back from the community about our use of this blog and our twitter account (@jeffcosheriffco). Please write your comments about our use of social media to firstname.lastname@example.org.
During an emergency do not contact Jefferson County Sheriff's Office via social media. Always call 911 in an emergency and 303-271-0211 in a non-emergency.
General information regarding moving back into an area affected by wildfire:
Information about safety around properties damaged by wildfires:
The Disaster Recovery Center that has been operating at West Jefferson Middle School will be closing at 7:00 PM this evening.
The Mountain Resource Center will be open M-F from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Those affected by the fire who need further assistance can come to this location. The MRC can also be reached at 303-838-7552 or via email@example.com.
The address for the MRC is 11030 Kitty Drive, Conifer, CO 80433.
You can view the flier here: https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B_3vHjXvTmbCbko2NFc0NWpSa1NZWTdrVVB5M0JvZw/edit
Copy and paste link into your browser if the website link is note clickable.
Kuehster Road remains open only to residents of the area.
Kuehster Road is closed to the media and general public in order to promote continued safety and privacy as residents move back in the area. Protecting the privacy of the home owners along Kuehster Road is a top priority.
You can also find more information by visiting the Jeffco Public Health wildfire page at: http://jeffco.us/health/health_T111_R298.htm
View Lower North Fork Wildfire in a larger map
Today: wind between 15 and 18 mph, with gusts as high as 26 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. Total daytime snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.
Tonight: Snow likely. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 24. Blustery, with a north northeast wind between 15 and 18 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.
Tuesday: Snow likely before noon, then a chance of rain. Cloudy, with a high near 38. Breezy, with a north wind between 12 and 15 mph becoming calm. Winds could gust as high as 24 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.
Tuesday Night: A 20 percent chance of snow before midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 26. East wind at 9 mph becoming west. Winds could gust as high as 16 mph.