Gardner Meets with Local Officials Responding to Junkins and Beulah Hill Fires

Washington, DC – Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today released the below statement following his visit with local officials, county commissioners, and emergency personnel responding to the Junkins and Beulah Hill fires in southern Colorado.

Gardner began the day at the Westcliffe Command Center where he met with local officials and Beth Lund, the Type 1 Incident Commander overseeing the Junkins fire response. He then attended a wildfire and public safety roundtable with Pueblo County commissioners and emergency service staff to discuss the Beulah Hill fire and wildfire prevention at the Pueblo Emergency Operations Center.

“Colorado is fortunate to have such dedicated men and women fighting to protect Coloradans, their homes, and their personal property, and I’m thankful for their service,” said Gardner. “I had productive conversations with our local officials responsible for responding to these fires, and I’ll continue to work with community responders to ensure Colorado has the resources it needs to contain, mitigate, and prevent these blazes.”

Click here for photos from Senator Gardner’s visit.


Cory Gardner is a member of the U.S. Senate serving Colorado. He sits on the Energy & Natural Resources Committee, the Foreign Relations Committee, the Commerce, Science, & Transportation Committee, and the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Committee, and is the Chairman of the Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy.

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