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    Jeffco Commissioners Declare Disaster Emergency Due to Wild Fires; Jeffco Sheriff Issues Fire Ban


    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.

    The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is implementing a fire ban for all lands in unicorporated Jefferson County, including all federal lands. Certain activities are strictly prohibited.


    March 22, 2011


    Last Updated: 5-31-2013