Grand County Emergency Management

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

Ray Jennings
Grand County OEM

Nowell Curran
Emergency Manager
Grand County OEM

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553 Fire Update

Granby, Colorado: The “553 Fire” is fully contained and does not pose a threat to any structures. The fire remained at one acre size on private land. Light rain assisted the fire crews in battling the small wildland fire quickly.

County Road 553

GRANBY, COLORADO: Firefighters with Grand Fire Protection District No. 1 and the US Forest Service Sulphur Ranger District were dispatched on a smoke report near the Cottonwood Pass/County Road 553 area on Monday afternoon.

Crews scouted a small fire, located up steep terrain on private property above County Road 553, and reported it to be about 1 acre in size burning mostly fine ground fuels and occasionally torching up into stands of dead lodge pole pines. Fire authorities believe it was the result of a lightning strike on July 15th. Due to the steep terrain, hazard trees, lightning, and the time of day, crews did not engage the fire last night.

Helicopter support will be available This morning as well as a Type 1 crew dispatched from Craig, CO. Local firefighters from Granby Fire and East Grand Fire will be on scene as well. Authorities hope to have the fire contained by the end of the day Tuesday.

No structures are being threatened.

Smoke from the fire may be visible from Granby and U.S. Highway 40.

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.

*** 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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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 for current road conditions and closures.

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