Beaver Creek Fire September 15, 2016 Update 

Public Service Announcement

News Release - (September 15, 2016)

 

Snake Fire

Location: 5 mi. SE of Battle Creek Campground, WY

Started:  9/10/16         

Cause: Under investigation

Size: 2,452 acres (reduced due to more accurate mapping)           

Containment: 10%

Resources: 164 firefighters, 6 crews, 3 engines, 2 dozers, 2 helicopters

Broadway Fire

Location: 11 mi. S of Encampment, WY

Started:  8/14/16         

Cause: Lightning

Size: 2,115 acres           

Containment: 7%

Resources: 33 firefighters, 1 crew, 1 engine, 1 dozer

Beaver Creek Fire

Location:  24 mi. N of Walden, CO

Started:  6/19/16

Cause: Under investigation

Size: 38,350 acres        

Containment: 72%

Resources: 154 firefighters, 2 crews, 8 engines, 1 dozer, 3 helicopters, 2 water tenders

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Posted by IT Department September 15, 2016 Categories: Forest Service

Beaver Creek Fire September 14, 2016 Update 

Public Service Announcement

News Release - (September 14, 2016)

 

Broadway Fire

The Broadway Fire didn’t see much activity on Tuesday and the coming days’ higher humidity and rain will help to keep the fire at a moderate level. Once the drier warmer air moves in on Friday expect activity to increase. A spot fire north of Coon Creek was discovered; it is expected to get more active with the warmer and drier air moving in. Fuel mitigation and removal of fuels along the east side of Road 496 will continue. Firefighters will patrol and monitor the fire to determine the predicted spread.

Location: 11 mi. S of Encampment, WY
Started: 8/14/16
Cause: Lightning
Size: 2,114 acres
Containment: 7%
Resources: 34 firefighters, 1 engine, 1 dozer, 1 water tenders

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Posted by IT Department September 14, 2016 Categories: Forest Service

Missing Man Found in Albany County 

News Release

On 13 September 2016, the Albany County Sheriff’s Office located the body of Jerome “Jerry” Elmore in the Snowy Range west of Laramie. A search and rescue mission had been planned to take place in the area where Elmore’s rental vehicle had been located. Before the search got underway, the Laramie Area Records and Communications received a 911 call from a hunter who reported finding a dead body in the area of the primary search area.

Deputies of the Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene and found Elmore deceased in the National Forest several hundred yards from his vehicle. The County Coroner’s Office also responded and conducted their own investigation.

In spite of requests from the media and posts on social media sites for updated information, the Sheriff’s Office was unable to provide any updated information until they were certain the next of kin had been notified.

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Posted by IT Department September 13, 2016 Categories: ACSO

Sergeant Josh DeBree (34) has been appointed as Undersheriff for the Albany County Sheriff’s Office 

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Sergeant Josh DeBree (34) has been appointed as Undersheriff for the Albany County Sheriff’s Office, according to a news release from Sheriff Dave O’Malley.

 

Undersheriff DeBree has been with the Office since August 26, 2004. DeBree began his law enforcement career working at the Albany County Detention Center and transitioned to the patrol division, attaining the rank of Sergeant. DeBree has been lead supervisor of the patrol division since that promotion.

 

DeBree was preceded in the position by his Father, Rob DeBree, who died unexpectedly on September 2, 2016 after 34 years as a law enforcement officer.

 

According to a statement by Sheriff O’Malley, “I have the utmost respect and confidence in Josh DeBree, and anticipate that he will settle into his new assignment, with the competence and professional demeanor he has displayed throughout his career”.

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Posted by IT Department September 13, 2016 Categories: ACSO

Beaver Creek Fire September 12, 2016 Update 

Public Service AnnouncementNews Release - (September 12, 2016)

 

Broadway Fire

Driven by a strong wind in hot, dry conditions, the Broadway Fire made sustained runs to the northeast on Sunday, generating a prominent smoke plume. However, no structures or other values were threatened. The southwest wind pushed the fire along the East Fork of the Encampment River and Coon Creek, in the direction of Road 421. The fire did not move west of Road 496, because heavy fuels along the road had been removed by a combination of mechanized logging and carefully controlled burnouts. As part of a safety plan based on the expected fire behavior, all firefighters were withdrawn from the fire area Sunday afternoon. On Monday, they will continue work to extend the Road 496 defensive line to the south.

Beaver Creek Fire

As winds and temperature increased, so did fire behavior and smoke on the northwest and southwest perimeter of the Beaver Creek Fire. Many areas of smoke were also visible in the interior of the fire, as it consumed islands of unburned fuels. However, no structures or other values were at risk, and there was no fire outside control lines. On Monday, firefighters will continue to monitor, work to rehabilitate fire lines, and make other repairs needed after suppression efforts.

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Posted by IT Department September 12, 2016 Categories: Forest Service

Undersheriff Rob Debree 

Undersheriff Robert J DebreeRob DeBree, 58, passed away on September 2, 2016. At the time of his passing, he was enjoying two of his most cherished activities: spending time with his son, and hunting.

Rob was born July 19, 1958 to Shirley and James DeBree, in Port Huron, Michigan.  Following a move which would later take the family to Montana, he attended several schools and graduated as an accomplished athlete from Bozeman High School in 1976. Rob excelled in both baseball and football.  Rob would attend Montana State University, where after a year as a student-athlete playing football, he enlisted in the United States Air Force.

Upon completion of his military service, DeBree would marry Alyn Hayes in 1980, though they would later divorce in 1986. Rob welcomed the adoption of his daughter Danae Horst, in 1980, and celebrated the birth of his son, Josh, two years later.

Rob began a highly successful career in law enforcement and ultimately became a highly decorated and respected 34-year career.  Rob joined the Douglas County (Colorado) Sheriff’s Office in 1980.  DeBree’s dedication and work ethic would promote his noteworthy rise to the rank of Corporal within the same year. Following three years of service, Rob moved to Laramie, Wyoming to fulfill goals of being closer to family, as well as the opportunity to serve with the Albany County Sheriff’s where Rob was employed until the time of his death.

Reflected in numerous professions and professional awards, undoubtedly DeBree’s greatest source of pride would come in 1987 upon meeting his best friend and future wife, Susan (Dalles) DeBree. Married in July of the following year, the couple will continue to be remembered for their strong sense of family and generous support of Albany County youth, especially within the community of 4-H.

While Rob’s sense of dedication and determination will be remembered by all who knew him, his unshakeable commitment to service and law enforcement will forever define his greatest achievements and personal aspirations.  Reflected in numerous hard-earned promotions, including Deputy, Detective Sergeant, Lieutenant, and Detective Lieutenant, DeBree’s highest rank would come in his most recent post as Albany County Undersheriff, a position he thoroughly enjoyed while serving with Sheriff Dave O’Malley

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Posted by IT Department September 07, 2016 Categories: ACSO PSA

County Office Closure - Thursday, September 8, 2016 at 3:00 P.M. 

Public Service Announcement

PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT - (September 8, 2016)

All county offices will be closed Thursday, September 8, 2016 at 3:00 p.m, for the memorial service of Robert DeBree, Undersheriff of Albany County.

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Posted by IT Department September 06, 2016 Categories: ACSO commissioners

Beaver Creek Fire September 6, 2016 Update 

Public Service Announcement

News Release - (September 6, 2016)

 

Broadway Fire

Location: 11 miles S of Encampment, WY

Started:  8/14/16

Cause: Lightning

Size: 615 acres    

Containment: 0%

Resources: 52 firefighters, 1 engine, 1 dozer, 3 water tenders

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Posted by IT Department September 06, 2016 Categories: Forest Service

Beaver Creek Fire September 2, 2016 Update 

Public Service AnnouncementNews Release - (September 2, 2016)

 

Broadway Fire

Location: 30 miles NNW of Walden, CO

Started:  8/14/16

Cause: Lightning

Size: 615 acres          

Containment: 0%

Resources: 77 firefighters, 2 crews, 3 engines, 1 dozer, 3 water tenders

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Posted by IT Department September 02, 2016 Categories: Forest Service

Beaver Creek Fire September 1, 2016 Update 

Public Service Announcement

News Release - (September 1, 2016)

 

There will be a public meeting on Thursday at 7:00 p.m. at the Grand Encampment Opera House (622 Rankin Avenue, Encampment, Wyoming) to discuss the Broadway and Beaver Creek Fires.

Broadway Fire

Location: 30 miles NNW of Walden, CO

Started:  8/14/16

Cause: Lightning

Size: 711 acres          

Containment: 0%

Resources: 53 firefighters, 2 crews, 1 dozer

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Posted by IT Department September 01, 2016 Categories: Forest Service
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