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Grand County Emergency Management

81 West Agate Ave
PO Box 1457
Granby, CO 80446
Office: 970.887.2732
Fax: 970.887.1698

Ray Jennings
Director
Grand County OEM
rjennings@co.grand.co.us

Christian Hornbaker
Emergency Manager
Grand County OEM
chornbaker@co.grand.co.us

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Silver Creek Fire Update 8/14/18 10:40pm

Silver Creek Fire update, 10:40pm

The Latigo Ranch area is still under evacuation at this time and the Old Park area is still under pre-evacuation. There have been no changes in that regards. There was a LOT of activity in the area as well as in Kremmling as preparations were made in the event that an evacuation was needed. If the weather that we experienced over the last few days continued into today, the chances of an evacuation would have increased. However, firefighting crews got a bit of a reprieve today from the weather, which provided more humidity and winds favorable to pushing the fire back onto itself for a bit. This allowed the crews to attack the fire more aggressively and increase the fire breaks along the lines. The weather outlook for tomorrow is the same although any gust of wind can take the fire into new areas.

The U.S. Forest Service was also able to obtain two heavy aircraft to drop retardant on the fire which was extremely helpful in establishing a more defined defensive line. This, coupled with the Type III, Type II and Type I helicopters already working the fire was a great thing for the area!

In the coming days, the area will see a Type II team come in and be able to provide even more fire support with potentially more resources. Due to all of the fires in the Western half of the U.S. though, fire resources are extremely limited.

Grand County Sheriff Deputies continued to go door to door and also drove along all of the county roads in the area to speak with residents about the fire and potential evacuation plans.

A community briefing was held at the Old Park Fire Hall at 7pm on Tuesday to provide information about the fire as well as answer questions to all of the residents. We appreciate everyone coming out and the next briefing will be held on Wednesday, Aug 15th at 7pm at the Fire hall as long as an evacuation does not occur.

Please continue to check out the Inciweb from the U.S.F.S. for updates. We will also be providing updates throughout the day tomorrow starting at approx 9am and getting them out between 60-90 minutes depending on what's happening in the area.

Thank you to ALL of those that have helped out with this fire so far. From the U.S.F.S. to all of the Fire Districts (Kremmling Fire, HSS Fire, Grand Fire, Grand Lake Fire and East Grand Fire), to the law enforcement agencies (Sheriff's Office, Kremmling PD, Granby PD and WP/Fraser PD). To the additional EMS crews that helped set up a support facility in Kremmling to all of the PIOs in the county that have helped provide information and monitor these sites, we are truly appreciative of all of your work and from taking time away from YOUR families to help keep Grand County safe.

Silver Creek Fire Update 8/14/18 17:06

Brief Silver Creek Fire Update:

Fire crews have worked extremely hard today to keep the fire from developing further south. Winds have also assisted the fire crews by pushing the flames back into the fire. We are waiting on updates from the Forest Service and Incident Commanders as to the status of the fire and will get that out when we receive it.

As you may have noticed, there is a huge amount of activity happening in Kremmling today with EMS, OEM, Sheriff's Office, Kremmling PD and the Fire Department. You'll also see folks from The American Red Cross, U.S. Forest Service and other agencies around town.

This is to make sure that, in the event that an evacuation is ordered, there will be absolutely no issues with providing the best possible outcome for our residents. We have worked with the Town of Kremmling, West Grand School District, CSU Extension Hall and so many other partners to be absolutely prepared.

We want to thank everyone that's assisted us in getting everything set up and are ready to act in the event that an evacuation is ordered.

We are still planning to have the Community Briefing at the Old Park Fire Hall at 7pm.

Forest Service information on the fire can be found at https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5985/

Silver Creek Evacuation and Pre-evacuation

Latigo Ranch has been issued an evacuation notice due to the Silver Creek Fire. A pre-evacuation has also been issued for the Old Park community. A Community Briefing will be held at 19:00 at the Old Park Fire Station on County road 1935 on Monday, August 13th. More details will be provided on this site along with Social Media in the coming hours.

Fires in Grand County

Grand County currently has two fires within its borders, both on U.S. Forest Service land. Information on these fires is updated through the U.S.F.S. and can be found by clicking on the ‘inciweb’ links below.

Silver Creek Fire (NW Grand County near Kremmling)

This post provides information and links regarding the Silver Creek Fire in NW Grand County and eastern Routt. The Inciweb link provides up to date details provided by the U.S. Forest Service.
Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests & Thunder Basin National Grassland
www.fs.usda.gov/mbr
Silver Creek Fire information and updates will be provided by the U.S. Forest Service on Twitter, @FS_MBRTB, and on InciWeb, https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5985/

Sugarloaf Fire Information (Southern Grand County, SE of the Henderson Mill)

The following information is in regards to the Sugarloaf Fire happening in the southern part of Grand County. It is on Forest Service land and the information being released is through them. Unless major changes happen, we will not update this section.
Email: SugarloafFireColorado@gmail.com
Info Line: 970-557-4276
Maps, updates and other information: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5872/
Facebook: @usfsarp or www.facebook.com/usfsarp/
Hashtag: #SugarloafFire

Grand County Air Quality

Grand County Public Health Air Quality Update 08/08/18 update 0930

Grand County Public Health, Grand County Office of Emergency Management, Grand County Housing Authority, and Grand County Manager’s Office are working with the United States Forest Service monitoring the air quality in Grand County. Based on the scientific data provided by the air quality monitor in Kremmling, the risk is Moderate. According to the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment the Moderate category definition is: “Air quality is acceptable; however, pollution in this range may pose a moderate health concern for a very small number of individuals. People who are unusually sensitive to ozone or particle pollution may experience respiratory symptoms.”

Public Health Recommendations: If smoke is thick or becomes thick in your neighborhood you may want to remain indoors. This is especially true for those with heart disease, respiratory illnesses the very young, and the elderly. Consider limiting outdoor activity when moderate to heavy smoke is present Consider relocating temporarily if smoke is present indoors and is making you ill. If visibility is less than 5 miles in smoke in your neighborhood, smoke has reached levels that are unhealthy.

Precautions to take:
• Avoid heavy outdoor exertion such as running or other forms of exercise.
• Keep your indoor air clean and stay inside.
• Close your doors and windows and turn off systems that ventilate air from outside in, including your swamp cooler.
• You can run your air conditioner, if you have one, but keep the fresh-air intake closed and the filter clean.
• If you do not have an air conditioner and it’s too warm to stay inside without your swamp cooler on or windows closed, seek shelter with a friend or family member with a closed air circulation system.
• Avoid activities that increase indoor pollution. You want to keep your indoor air as clean as possible.
• Do not vacuum. It stirs up dust in your home.
• Do not smoke tobacco in your home.
• Do not burn candles, fireplaces or gas stoves.
• Don’t rely on dust masks for protection.
• Paper masks commonly found at hardware stores are designed to trap large particles, like sawdust. They won’t protect your lungs from the small particles found in wildfire smoke.
• Contact your health care provider if you’re concerned about your health.

Smoke in Grand County may stay in the area for the next 30 days due to multiple fires burning in the West. The smoke level may fluctuate hourly and daily depending on weather and fire conditions.

Grand County Public Health will monitor the air quality and update the public as conditions change. Information will be posted on the Grand County Public Health Facebook page and gcemergency.com.

Stage 1 Fire Restrictions

As of 4pm on July 24th, Grand County has adjusted the current fire restriction and has moved to Stage 1. The official resolution can be found at the URL below.

http://co.grand.co.us/DocumentCenter/View/11085/2018-7-26-Resolution-Sta...

Code Red® Cellular Emergency Notification System

The Grand County Office of Emergency Management has instituted CodeRED® Emergency Notification System. This system allows ultra high speed cellular phone or text messaging to inform registered participants during an emergency or disaster affecting Grand County.

PLEASE, DO NOT ENTER LANDLINE PHONES IN THIS SYSTEM (even in "Alternate Phone")
*** This system will only be used for emergency purposes. ***

Examples of times when the CodeRED® system could be used:
- Evacuation Notice
- Fires
- Flooding
- Hazardous Materials Spills/Leaks
- Drinking Water Contamination

Click on the link below to enter your cell phone contact information for Grand County's CodeRED® Emergency Notification:
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Click Here To Sign-Up

Click Here To Sign-Up for the Mobile Alert App

Visitors of Grand County can download the CodeRED alert app on smartphones. This application transmits geographically-based notifications. While visiting Grand County you will be able to receive emergency notifications that could affect you.

United Way 211 Registration for Disaster Assistance

United Way, in collaboration with the Grand County Office of Emergency Management and the Grand County Council on Aging, announces service of 2-1-1. This service could positively impact any individual living in the Grand County area that may require assistance in the event of an evacuation or extended in-place sheltering. By evaluating your own personal needs, you and your loved ones can be better prepared. Every individual can take steps to prepare for potential emergency situations.
You can call 2-1-1 and ask to register yourself, or a loved one, for the Special Needs Population Registry . Your voluntary participation in the Grand County 2-1-1 Registry will allow Grand County responders to be better prepared to respond with the limited resources available.
Assistance can include (but not limited to):
*Oxygen / ventilator dependent *Life sustaining medication *Alzheimer’s / Dementia
*Limited mobility / unable to drive *Vision / hearing impairment

For more information dial 2-1-1 or 1-866-485-0211.

Road Conditions

Adverse road conditions may exist. Call 877-315-7623 (or 511 from your cell phone) or go to http://www.cotrip.org for current road conditions and closures.

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