The Waldo Canyon Fire Joint Information Center will close permanently on July 4 at 5 p.m.

As efforts shift to recovery, the majority of calls coming into the Joint Information Center are best handled by the Disaster Recovery Center or Pikes Peak United Way 2-1-1 Information and Referral (719-955-0742), so the Joint Information Center phone lines will close permanently as of July 4 at 5 p.m. Starting July 4 at 5 p.m., below are the various agencies where calls should be directed depending on topic. Citizens can also look for updates on City news at www.springsgov.com, for County news at www.elpasoco.com, and fire status updates on www.inciweb.org.

Topic, Agency, Phone #, Notes

Individuals needing to access services and assistance (financial or otherwise): 2-1-1 Pikes Peak United Way Information and Referral; 719-955-0742; 24 hrs/day; 7 days/week. They will refer people to DRC as appropriate depending on need

Companies/Organizations Wanting to Donate to Recovery effort (large donations): Disaster Recovery Center (DRC); 719-444-8300

Individuals wanting to donate to recovery: Multiple – many options posted on springsgov.com (helpcoloradonow.org, Waldo Canyon Firefighters Fund, etc.)

City of Colorado Springs services (drainage, traffic, streets, police, parks, etc.): City of Colorado Springs; 719-385-5906; open 8-5, M-F

Colorado Springs Police Non-Emergency: CSPD; 719-444-7000; not to get info— use only if CSPD response needed

El Paso County services other than those at the DRC: El Paso County; 719-520-6540; open 8-5, M-F

El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Non-Emergency: EPC Sheriff’s Office- Jacqueline Kirby, Lt. Jeff Kramer, Sgt. Joe Roybal; 719-520-7183, 719-520-7244, 719-520-7575; open 8-5, M-F

 

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