More than 700 people in Jefferson County are back in their homes after a gas leak during a barricade situation that occurred Wednesday evening.
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.
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.
Authorities in Jefferson County tested a new emergency alert system on Wednesday to make sure it works.
Emergency notifications save lives when a disaster strikes, but during the Lower North Fork Fire in Jefferson County some people never received an alert call. Now all agencies in Douglas County are hoping a new system will prevent that.