Jefferson County has finished reviewing its new CodeRED emergency alert system. The system was put in use during the Bluebell Fire.
Despite 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.
The incident commander for a fire that prompted evacuations in the foothills near Evergreen says the blaze isn’t controlled yet but is fully contained.
In 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.