Colorado Daily Status Report: October 17, 2023

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State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) Status Level 2

SEOC continues to support of the following: Fremont County investigation and hazardous materials support, monitoring Pueblo County train incident, migrant sheltering support in Denver, Marshall Fire recovery and DR4731. SEOC is operational Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Fremont County Support

On the evening of October 3, 2023, deputies of the Fremont County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to 31 Werner Road, Penrose Colorado, in reference to a suspicious incident. Upon their arrival deputies learned that the building was owned by the Return to Nature Funeral Home based in Colorado Springs Colorado. 
On October 4, 2023, FCSO investigators, the Fremont County Coroner’s Office, and the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies executed a search warrant on the property and determined that human remains were improperly stored inside the building. 
 As of October 5, 2023, The Fremont County Sheriff’s Office is working with the Fremont County Coroners’ Office, the Colorado Bureau of Investigation, the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
On October 5 Gov. Polis verbally approved an emergency disaster declaration to approve state resources in support of the investigation and hazardous materials clean up with the activation of the Colorado State Emergency Operations Center and support of the Colorado Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management.

Information Resources

Disaster Declaration DR4731 June Severe Storms, Flooding and Tornadoes Incident


Migrant Support

Information links for Denver area migrant support.

Current Wildfires

The SEOC is not monitoring any wildfires.  View the Colorado Current Wildfires Map

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