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Fire Chiefs Urge Avoidance of Fireworks at Sheriff’s News Conference
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The Spring Creek Fire has grown to 94,000+ acres, another 9,000 acres overnight Tuesday, making it the third-largest in state history. At press time preevacuation orders were expanded north of Highway 69 to the Huerfano/Pueblo County line and to Las Animas County to the east. Hundreds of firefighters and the Colorado National Guard are working on containment as wind from the west and southwest with relative humidity at 8-11% contribute to erratic and problematic fire behavior. The fire remains 5% contained as of 9:00 a.m., July 4, 2018. Highway 160 remains closed from La Veta to Ft. Garland. Highway 12 is closed in the Cuchara Valley area. Highway 69 is closed from mile marker 5 to 42.

In jail on suspicion of arson in connection with the fire is Jesper Joergensen, 52, an undocumented immigrant from Denmark.

According to the arrest affidavit, Joergensen was using what he termed a "permanent fire pit" to grill meat. Is is from that source authorities believe the Spring Fire emanated.

For current evacuee information, visit the Huerfano County Emergency Management site on Facebook, or call 719 695-9604. For evacuee information in Costilla County, visit the San Luis Valley Emergency page: or call 719 480-8719.

If you would like to help the needs of the people in the fire area contact The Care and Share Foodbank for Southern Colorado (719.528.1247) or the American Red Cross of Southeastern Colorado (719.632.3563).

Would you like to read the rest of this story? You can subscribe to the Greenhorn Valley View anywhere in Pueblo County for only $35/yr. Call (719) 676-3401 for more information.

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