Jefferson County has finished reviewing its new CodeRED emergency alert system. The system was put in use during the Bluebell Fire.
A 75-acre wildfire burning near Creede is nearing full containment.
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.
About 140 residents remain evacuated while firefighters battle a blaze near Evergreen.
An emergency alert will go out to hundreds of people near Evergreen Friday telling them to evacuate their homes — but it’s just a drill.
Everyone inside a burning cabin near Evergreen escaped early Wednesday morning.
A gun lobbyist accused of going too far to push his point in Colorado faces an ethics investigation.
Fire officials in the high country aren’t counting on too much help from Mother Nature, so while they hope for the best when it comes to moisture, they’ll be planning for the worst.