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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

Nowell Curran
Emergency Manager
Grand County OEM
ncurran@co.grand.co.us

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Gore Ridge, Gorewood, Kremmling, Fire, Grand County

FIRE UPDATE: 100% containment on the Gore Ridge / Gorewood Fire this morning. Mountain Parks Electric has reenergized the power lines into the Gorwood Estates Subdivision and residents have been allowed to return to their properties. There is an active investigation into this human-caused wildfire. Residents are cautioned to be aware of hazard trees that could blow down, as well as firefighters and apparatus that continue to work in the area.

Gore Ridge, Gorewood, Kremmling, Fire, Grand County

FIRE UPDATE: 90% containment on the Gore Ridge/Gorewood Fire was achieved as of yesterday. Firefighters from local fire districts as well as Hotshots from Craig and the Juniper Valley fire crew from Rifle are working hard on mop up operations. This fire is also being referred to as the "Gorewood Fire" for the Gorewood Estates Subdivision. Both names will be used from here forward to refer to this fire near Kremmling, CO. The fire is located on private land in Grand County and is outside of any Fire Protection District. It is not on Federal lands, therefore, per Colorado Statute it falls under the County Sheriff's jurisdiction. Contact Schelly Olson, Public Information Officer, at 720-371-9358 with questions. See images at the Grand County Office of Emergency Management Facebook page.

Gore Ridge Fire

FIRE UPDATE: Community Meeting at 11am today at the CSU Extension Hall in the Kremmling Fairgrounds. Call Schelly Olson, Public Information Officer at 720-371-9358 with questions.

At 0800 this morning Grand Fire's Brad White was assigned to the Gore Ridge Fire as Incident Commander. Cooler temperatures and moisture overnight helped to keep the fire contained to under 9 acres. Fire crews have containment lines around approximately 60% of the fire. County Road 14S remains closed today and evacuation orders are still in place for the Gorewood Estates Subdivision. Mountain Parks Electric will be assessing their power lines in the area this afternoon to determine when they can restore power. Fire crews will be soaking the interior of the fire using a sprinkler system and hose lines to cool the burning fuels. Crews anticipate full containment by the end of today. More images available at the Grand County Office of Emergency Management Facebook page.

Gore Ridge Fire

Gore Ridge Fire

Now Posting maps of fire area.

Gore Ridge Fire

Gore Ridge Fire Community Meeting was held this morning. Public Information Officer Schelly Olson, IC Brett Schroetlin, and Safety Officer Sam Parsons were speaking to concerned residents and the media. The fire is currently 8.6 acres and 35% contained. Thank you everyone who attended the meeting today. We will hold another community meeting tomorrow at 11am in the same location if necessary. Footage of this meeting and other scenes can be viewed on the Grand County Office of Emergency Management Facebook page. Thank you for your patience while we gather the most accurate information to disseminate. Call 970-724-3436 if you have questions.

Gore Ridge Fire

A community meeting for residents affected by the Gore Range Fire is scheduled for 11am today in the CSU Extension Hall located on the Kremmling Fairgrounds. The address is 210 - 11th Street in Kremmling.

Fire Information Line: 970-724-3436
Schelly Olson, Public Information Officer

A media briefing will be held today at 3pm at the Jones Reservoir in Grand River Ranch.

At 10am today the Gore Range Fire is 8.6 acres in size and is 35% contained. Fire crews are working on the ground to contain the fire, assisted by a CDFPC Type 3 helicopter. The CDFPC Multi-Mission Aircraft is gathering perimeter and acreage data.

Also on scene: Craig Hotshot Handcrew, Juniper Valley Hotshot crew, KFD, GLFPD, GCSO, GCOEM, GCEMS, CDFPC… Command positions are being staffed by two members of GFPD.

Schelly K. Olson
Assistant Chief, Admin/Pub. Ed./PIO
Grand Fire Protection District No. 1
(970) 887-3380

Gore Ridge Fire

There is a an approximately five acre fire burning southwest of Kremmling in the Gorewood Subdivision. Responding Agencies include Kremmling Fire, Grand Fire, Hot Sulphur Fire, Grand County EMS, Grand County Sheriffs, and Grand County OEM. No structures have been lost but there are threatened structures. Evacuation of twelve homes and approximately fifteen people has taken place. There is no threat to the Town of Kremmling at this time. If you are located within a three mile radius of the area be ready to leave immediately in the event of evacuation. The reverse 911 system has been activated as well as the Code Red cellular phone alert system. Please keep clear of the area to allow responders and equipment clear access. Updates will be posted to gcemergency.com as well as the Grand County Office of Emergency Management Facebook page.

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.

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