Spring Fire Causes Massive 911 Outage for Verizon Customers in Chaffee County

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MountainTownAlerts created the topic: Spring Fire Causes Massive 911 Outage for Verizon Customers in Chaffee County 03 Jul 2018 14:40 #1

Spring Fire Causes Massive 911 Outage
By Matt Kroschel
July 3, 2018 at 10:11 am

SALIDA, Colo. (CBS4)– Hundreds of people living in Central Colorado are unable to dial 911 on Tuesday due to a massive Verizon and Charter landline phone outage caused by the Spring Fire.

Chaffee County officials confirm the 911 dispatch center is functioning but customers who rely on Verizon to make emergency calls can not get through.

There is no estimate on when the issue will be remedied.

The outage and stress on the remaining system is impacting people in Salida, Buena Vista, Leadville, Fairplay and other small towns in the area.

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