DENVER — Tuesday, June 12, 2018 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today issued the following response regarding the impact of the fires burning throughout Colorado. A new fire named Buffalo Mountain broke out today in Summit County, State agencies are fully engaged in providing support for managing the other fires as well including the 416 Fire near Durango, the Burro Fire in Montezuma County, the Bocco Fire in Eagle County, and the Emery Gap Fire in Las Animas County.
“Colorado has allocated more resources for fire fighting than any other state in the Rocky Mountain West. We have seven interagency heavy air tankers fighting the Colorado fires and, through experience, we have learned how to integrate our state resources with our federal, county and municipal resources. We recognize the conditions are dry and hot. Public health and safety are the top priorities in fighting any fire. If you are in the fire zones, please follow safety procedures and directives. Our state agencies are here to support you. As we have proved time and time again, Coloradans are resilient.”