Black Forest Fire affecting Westside in different ways
The Black Forest Fire, reported June 11 and still uncontained at press time, was having some impacts on the Westside this week.
HSPPR is also sheltering more than 100 pets displaced by the fire, including dogs, cats, chickens and snakes, at Abbot Lane as well as Palmer Ridge High School in Monument.
For more information, call 473-1741 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Individuals experiencing symptoms such as shortness of breath, chest pain or coughing should consult their medical provider.
“Lack of precipitation and continued high temperatures have left the City of Colorado Springs with extreme wildland fire danger,” a city press release states. “Dry conditions and above normal temperatures have resulted in low fuel moistures. Trees and brush are at critically low levels which make them vulnerable to ignition.
“In addition to critically low fuel moistures, aerial and ground resources around the state are committed to fighting fires.”
press release, the center “will bring together representatives of major insurance companies, County Public Health, healthcare providers, the Pikes Peak Regional Building Department, utilities providers, the Colorado Department of Local Affairs Office of Emergency Management, grief counselors and local non- profits offering services to residents impacted by the Black Forest Fire.”
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