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City Emergency Operations Center Activated
Tuesday, June 11, 2013

June 11, 2013
5:15 p.m.

COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO. – The City of Colorado Springs Office of Emergency Management  activated its Emergency Operations Center at 3 p.m. today in response to the wildfire in Black Forest, Colorado. The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office is the lead responding agency. The City of Colorado Springs is currently providing fire suppression and police personnel support to El Paso County. The City EOC has been activated to coordinate mutual aid support, monitor the incident and create emergency response plans should the fire impact Colorado Springs directly.

As of 5:15 p.m. the Colorado Springs Police Department has approximately 50 officers assisting with traffic control and evacuations in Black Forest.  The Colorado Springs Fire Department has dispatched 11 engines and personnel to assist with fire suppression.

An Emergency Operations Center is a location or facility where representatives from various agencies gather during an emergency to provide maximum safety for citizens by closely monitoring conditions and coordinating response efforts for the incident.

More information will be provided as it becomes available.  For more information follow Twitter @EPCPIO, @EPCSheriff, hashtag #blackforestfire.


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