(CBS) COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (CBS4)– The Tri-County Health Department confirms plague-infected fleas have been infecting and killing prairie dogs at numerous areas in Commerce City. The plague has forced the cancellation of the rescheduled 4th of July fireworks show for the city.
Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge, Commerce City open spaces area and unpaved parking areas at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park have been closed while crews treat the area.
“It is getting very serious, that’s why we’re out here today,” Gilbert Cazier is with the Tri-County Health Department. “We’re assessing the situation, we’re posting signs, and we’re also dusting some of the holes with insecticide to try to prevent flea transmission.”
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