Jeffco Officials Say Evacuation Order One Of The Best Ever With New SystemJefferson County has finished reviewing its new CodeRED emergency alert system. The system was put in use during the Bluebell Fire.
Residents Outside Evacuation Area Received Code Red AlertDespite changes in the emergency alert system in Jefferson County, some people living in the evacuation area for the Bluebell Fire did not receive a phone call and others living outside the zone did receive the alert.
Bluebell Fire Evacuees Allowed To Return HomeThe incident commander for a fire that prompted evacuations in the foothills near Evergreen says the blaze isn't controlled yet but is fully contained.
Emergency Alert System In Jefferson County Still Has Some FlawsIn March 2012, a wildfire caused by a prescribed burn that went out of control killed three Jefferson County residents, destroyed or damaged 27 houses, and charred about 2 square miles.