10.04.16

Gardner Statement on Beulah Hill Fire

Washington, DC – Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) released the below statement on the Beulah Hill fire that is burning southwest of Pueblo. According to reports, the Beulah Hill fire has increased to 4,800 acres. A Type 2 Incident Management Team has been ordered to take control of the fire response, and the Pueblo County Sherriff’s office has ordered evacuations in a two-mile radius of the Hurricane Ranch area.

“I encourage all residents to follow updates on the fire’s status from the Colorado Division of Homeland Security Emergency Management and the Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control, and the Pueblo County Sheriff and take recommended action to stay safe,” said Gardner. “I will remain in contact with Governor Hickenlooper and local officials about the state’s emergency response, and I thank our brave emergency personnel for their efforts to contain the fire and protect personal property.”

 

Beulah Hill Fire Information and Resources:

###

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.

354 Russell Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20515

(202) 224-5941