While the Black Forest Fire remains outside the county, Douglas County Governments are working proactively together on this event and have stationed a strike team at a Franktown Fire Station near the Douglas and Elbert county lines. The team includes four brush trucks, an engine, a water tanker and a helicopter.
There are no mandatory evacuations in Douglas County. Pre-evacuation notices have been issued for the extreme southeast corner of Douglas County.
Information about the evacuation and fire’s progress will be posted online, douglas.co.us and dcsheriff.net. Should the fire enter Douglas County, the sheriff’s office will make live a blog, dcsheriff.net/emergency/
All Douglas County agencies want to remind residents to sign up for CodeRED emergency notifications. Residents and business owners should do so immediately online, www.DouglasCountyCODERED.com