Governor Polis Takes Action in Response to Wildfires and Avian Flu
DENVER – Governor Polis issued an Executive Order in response to the Menkhaven Fire in Conejos County. The Governor’s action enables State agencies to coordinate for fire suppression, response, consequence management, and recovery efforts, and makes funding available from the Disaster Emergency Fund (DEF) to support wildfire response and recovery efforts. The Menkhaven Fire is 100% contained as of June 7, 2022. Governor Polis issued an Executive Order amending the funding for the 2018 Cabin Lake Fire to fund the full extent of repairs incurred by fire damages.
Gov. Polis extended an Executive Order declaring a state of disaster emergency due to the Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) in Colorado, enabling State agencies to coordinate for mitigation of disease spread, response, consequence management, and recovery efforts. This Executive Order extends the declaration of a disaster emergency for an additional thirty days due to the ongoing need to identify HPAI cases and potential for further response to commercial poultry facilities.