Emergency declared over wildfires in Garfield County

GARFIELD COUNTY, CO – Garfield County has declared a local disaster emergency over two large wildfires burning in the area, allowing the county to receive federal aid and assistance to combat the blazes. The wildfires include the Pine Gulch Fire in western Garfield County and the Grizzly Creek Fire in and around Glenwood Canyon.

The disaster declaration was created on Aug. 12, and the Board of County Commissioners ratified the resolution on Aug. 17.

The fires constitute a “local disaster emergency that warrants the mobilization of emergency response and the furnishing of aid and assistance,” the document reads.

The declaration is necessary to ensure the public health, safety and welfare of the citizens of Garfield County, and will be in effect for seven days, after which it can be continued or renewed.

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