Multiple locations in and around Commerce City, Colorado, a suburb of Denver, are closed after the plague was found on infested fleas afflicting prairie dogs populations.
The voluntary closures include Commerce City open space areas, Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge and unpaved parking areas at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park. Officials say that the plague is affecting prairie dog colonies in the region, leading to the precautionary closures.
There are no confirmed human cases at this time. The plague threat has also forced the cancellation of a post-game fireworks display at the Colorado Rapids soccer match Saturday evening. The game will continue as scheduled.