NEW: Red Cross shelter is now open at UCCS (1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway). NO PETS.
NEW MANDATORY EVACUATIONS: North to Baptist Road, west to Sun Hills Drive, Granby Drive, and Voyager Drive, east to Highway 83, and south to Vinecliff and Flying Horse Club Drive.
This is the most recent home assessment list as of 2 am, Thursday (6/13/13) morning: http://bit.ly/14wdoOQ. Again, due to continuous and dynamic fire activity the information concerning intact or partially damaged homes may change. We will continue to update information as it is received.
Official Twitter Updates can be found at @EPCSheriff and @EPCPIO
Mandatory Evacuations: North to County Line Road, west to Highway 83, east to Eastonville Road, and south to Burgess Road.
North to Baptist Road, west to Sun Hills Drive, Granby Drive, and Voyager Drive, east to Highway 83, and south to Vinecliff and Flying Horse Club Drive.
NEW: I-25 east to Hwy 83, from Northgate Blvd to Hwy 105
Area 1 - Burgess Road south to Stapelton Drive, and Vollmer Road east to Meridian Road.
Area 2 - Latigo Blvd. south to Stapelton Drive, and Meridian Road east to Highway 24.
Area 3 - Guy Ranch Road south to Stapelton Road, and Eastonville Road east to Elbert Road.
Area 4 - Burgess Road south to Old Ranch Road and Poco Road, and Milam Road east to Vollmer Road.
Road Closures: All roads within the evacuation zones are closed. Highway 83 north bound is closed at Powers.
Shelters: Human shelters have been established at Palmer Ridge High School & Elbert County Fairgrounds. (New Life Church is closed due to smoke)
Large Animal Shelters are established at the Elbert County Fairgrounds 303-718-3343 and El Paso County Fairgrounds. (Norris Penrose Equestrian Center and Flying W are full)
The El Paso County Fairgrounds in Calhan is now accepting evacuated large animals. Also, RVs and Campers are now being accepted on the fairgrounds. Electric and showers are available.
The Adams County Fairgrounds in Brighton are accepting RVs and Horses. Please call first - (720) 810-3238.
Humane Society is assisting in rescuing pets left behind in evacuation areas. (719) 473-1741 ext. 1.
Those concerned about loved ones can check www.redcross.org/safeandwell for information. Evacuated individuals can also register at that site.
DONATIONS: Care and Share is accepting non-perishable donations at 2605 Preamble Point. Gatorade, water, and snack foods are being encouraged for first responders. People can also text 41010 to donate $10 directly to Care and Share.
MAIL: All mail for 80908 is being held at the Briargate post office 8585 Criterion Drive 719-265-4409 719-265-5390 719-598-7516
Preliminary Approximate Estimates:
-7,500 - 8,000 Acres Burned.
-7,358 People Impacted
-2,625 Homes Evacuated
-No Definite Count of Structures Lost
Fire Restrictions Stage 1
El Paso County Ordinance 02-2 governing Stage I Fire Restrictions states the following:
1. Open burning and outdoor fires are prohibited UNLESS done within permanently constructed fire grates in developed campgrounds and picnic grounds.
2. The use of wood burning stoves and charcoal grills at private residences in areas cleared of all flammable materials is ALLOWED.
3. The sale or use of fireworks is prohibited.
4. Outdoor smoking is only allowed IF done within an enclosed vehicle or building, OR done in a developed recreation site, OR while stopped in an area at least three feet in diameter that is clear of all flammable materials.