BOULDER, Colo. (CBS4) – The threat of flooding in the Fourmile Fire Area has prompted Gov. John Hickenlooper to issue an emergency disaster declaration for that area.

The fire destroyed 169 homes and burned more than 6,000 acres northwest of Boulder in September.

The emergency declaration releases federal money to pay for aerial mulching of the burn area.

Over the weekend volunteers with Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado continued restoration efforts in the burn area by planting native grass seeds.

Approximately 150 people helped out on Saturday.

The extra grass will help prevent erosion problems and the spread of invasive weeds.


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