Governor Bill Ritter and US Senator Mark Udall Visit The Fourmile Inciden (Fourmile Canyon Fire Wildfire)

Governor Bill Ritter and U.S. Senator Mark Udall visited the Fourmile Canyon Fire Incident Command Post at noon today. Governor Ritter met with the Incident Command Team's planning staff and a local Field Observer who has been monitoring the fire behavior and activity. After these meetings he held a press conference. With local firefighters in the backdrop, the Governor recognized the efforts of all those working on the fire especially the local first responders to the incident. He also recognized the strong cooperation of the agencies involved. He encouraged those who evacuated to be patient and not try to return to their homes before they are allowed. He asked them not to rush the work of the firefighters. He promised he would continue to do all he could to provide the funding needed for this effort and that he will still be working for people after the fire is over. Senator Mark Udall also spoke to the media and shared a personal story about being evacuated from his home in…

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