FF Continue to Fight Blaze in CO as Questions Grow

Colorado firefighters continuing work this weekend to contain the wildfire southwest of Denver could face another test Saturday with a forecast of dry and windy conditions. Seventy percent of the six-square-mile fire has been contained, reports the Associated Press. As firefighters build the final 3.5 miles of lines to contain the blaze, warm weather with gusts of winds is forecast.

Meanwhile, questions about the early handling of the wildfire grow. KMGH ABC Denver reports that the Jefferson County Fire Plan appears to highlight a difference in opinion between the Colorado Forest Service firefighters and North Fork firefighters about the severity of the growing forest fire. The specific burn plan for this incident is expected for release to the media on Monday. Read more here.

Jefferson County officials and a company that provides emergency automated calls are at odds. Colorado officials claim that 12 percent of people who should have received a call were not notified. FirstCall Network Inc., the company which handles the system states that the system worked as intended. Read more here

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