September 8, 4 PM News Release (Fourmile Canyon Fire Wildfire)

Community meeting: Tonight 7:30 P.M. at CU Coors Events CenterPark in Lot 418, 440 or 436 Fire crews are dealing with many hazards on the Four Mile Canyon Fire. In addition to the continued fire activity in steep terrain, crews have located several mine shafts in the area. These shafts create an additional safety obstacle they may not typically encounter on a fire assignment. They have also identified areas where propane tanks are leaking. Firefighter and public safety is the first priority, and crews are working to mitigate the hazards while working diligently to contain the fire.Fire personnel on the line have reported the fire is very active within the perimeter, and it is posing a threat to some structures. Evacuations are still in place. Fire managers understand people's need to get back to their homes as soon as it is safe, and appreciate patience until then. Evacuees will be allowed back only when it is safe. The Sheriff's Office continues to lead efforts to assess…