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Gov. declares Fourmile burn area a disaster area ahead of flooding

2:10 PM, Apr 4, 2011   |    comments
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"The wildfire stripped the burn area of vegetative groundcover and, as a result, according to the U.S. Geological Survey, the potential for sudden and destructive flooding and debris flow is dramatically increased," an executive order signed by Hickenlooper said.

The executive order says groundcover and mulch will be distributed by the Fourmile Emergency Stabilization Team to promote re-vegetation and minimize erosion and debris flows during rain.

Hickenlooper says the effort will not use any state funds, but instead the money will come from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

(KUSA-TV © 2011 Multimedia Holdings Corporation)

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