|City of Colorado Springs -- MANDATORY Evacuation Map|
Original larger map at: http://www.springsgov.com/units/communications/City%20Mandatory%20Evac%20Zone%20A-1_upd.pdf
June 13, 2013 -- Time: 1:30 p.m.
AREA A-1: NORTHERN PORTION OF CITY VOLUNTARY EVACUATION ZONE
- Palmer Ridge High School- 19255 Monument Hill Rd, Monument
- Powers Pet Emergency- Powers and Stetson Hills – Offering small animal assistance, medical & kennel. Ph (719) 473-0482
- Falcon Animal Hospital- Phone (719) 495-1457, is now accepting dogs and cats. Address: 860 Swing Line Road.
- Palmer Ridge High School 19255 Monument Hill Road Monument, CO 80132*
- Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region 610 Abbot Lane Colorado Springs, CO 80905
- Elbert County Fairgrounds (95 Ute Avenue, Kiowa, CO. 303-718-3343).
- El Paso County Fairgrounds in Calhan is now accepting evacuated large animals.
Mandatory Evacuation Zone, Pre-Evacuation Zone, Voluntary Evacuation Zone
Source: El Paso County Sheriff
Pre-Evacuation - No immediate threat, but the danger may be moving closer; Prepare for possible evacuation. The El Paso County Sheriff's Office (@EPCSheriff) tweeted this clarification: PREEVACUATION means there is no immediate danger to your home, family, or business, but the fire may be moving toward you.
Voluntary Evacuation - The danger is moving closer and a mandatory order may be issued at any time. Officials say you do not need to wait for a mandatory order before leaving.
Mandatory Evacuation - Leave now. You will not be allowed to return until after the threat has passed.
Mandatory Evac areas have changed. Northern boundary extended to County Line Road, western boundary to Highway 83. We will continue to update the map as new information is available.
Voluntary evacuation order for area in Colorado Springs city limits north of Old Ranch Road and east of I-25.
Evacuation and pre-evacuation areas from the El Paso County Sheriff's Office:
Mandatory Evacuation: Eastonville Rd. east to Hwy 83., County Line Rd. south to Burgess Rd.
Area 1 Pre-Evacuation: Burgess Rd. south to Stapleton Dr. / Volmer Rd. east to Meridian Rd.
Area 2 Pre-Evacuation: Latigo Blvd. south to Stapleton Dr. / Meridian Rd. east to Hwy 24
Area 3 Pre-Evacuation: Guy Ranch Rd. south to Stapleton Dr. / Eastonville Rd. east to Elbert Rd.
Area 4 Pre-Evacuation: Burgess Rd. south to Old Ranch Rd & Poco Rd. / Milam Rd. east to Vollmer Rd.
Voluntary Evacuation:All areas north of Old Ranch Road within Colorado Springs city limits and west to Interstate 25
|NWS Colorado Black Forest Fire Evacuation Immediate|
THE CITY OF COLORADO SPRINGS HAS ISSUED A MANDATORY EVACUATION ORDER. THE NORTH BORDER IS NORTH GATE BOULEVARD AND OLD NORTH GATE ROAD. THE SOUTH BORDER IS FLYING HORSE CLUB DRIVE...VINE CLIFF HEIGHTS...EQUINOX DRIVE...SERENITY PARK DRIVE...BAROSSA VALLEY ROAD AND VENETO WAY. THE EAST BORDER IS HIGHWAY 83 AND THE WEST BORDER IS VOYAGER PARKWAY. A MANDATORY EVACUATION MEANS THAT YOU ARE IN IMMEDIATE DANGER. LOAD YOUR FAMILY AND YOUR PETS INTO YOUR VEHICLE AND LEAVE NOW. ONCE YOU HAVE LEFT THE EVACUATION ZONE YOU WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO RE-ENTER UNTIL THE DANGER HAS PASSED. RESIDENTS WITH NO MEANS OF TRANSPORTATION OR WHO ARE PHYSICALLY UNABLE TO EVACUATE ON THEIR OWN...SHOULD ASK A NEIGHBOR TO ASSIST THEM OR CALL 7 1 9...4 4 4...7 0 0 0. RESIDENTS WHO CANNOT STAY WITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS OUTSIDE THE EVACUATION AREA...GO TO THE FOLLOWING SHELTER...PALMER RIDGE HIGH SCHOOL AT 19255 MONUMENT HILL ROAD IN MONUMENT.
Updated Evacuation Map: Another 2,000 homes added to Pre-evacuation. 1,000 added to Mandatory evacuation zone.
|Colorado Black Forest Fire MODIS Heat Map|
So far, no known fatalities caused by the fire, which has created a huge plume of smoke hovering over the region.
A DC-10 super tanker VLAT(Very Large Air tanker) releases a fire-retardant solution to help stop the spreading Black Forest fire in El Paso County, Colo., June 12, 2013.
Update 6/13/2013 1200: Current @EPCSheriff list of homes burned, damaged, untouched in #blackforestfire http://bit.ly/12GZsnl Forest fire breached the high forest fire line early this morning firefighters are shifting east.
Update 6/12/2013 2000: Black Forest (CO-EPX). 8 miles se of Monument, CO. (39.0 46N, 104.44 59W). Appx: 8,500 acres @ 0%. GB IMT 1 (Harvey) in-briefed at 1800.
Update 6/12/2013 2000: Voluntary evacuations for northern colorado springs area, and residents and businesses north of old ranch road and east of I -25 fire is on hidden rock road. the local ranchers have offered to let the water tender personel fill up their trucks using their water ponds as there has been water issues on this fire as to water sources and hydrants are not working.
Update 6/11/2013 1500: Multiple residences burning. Radio reports are that maybe 10-15 structures burning.
|Black Forest||CO-EPX-000330||Type: WF||Start: 06/11/2013 1421||Cause: U||Priority:|
|Overhead Team Name: S. Campbell||Type: Type 3 Team||Local:||GACC: 1|
|Resources Committed:||Total Personnel:||Report Date: Jun 12, 2013 1200|
|Significant Events: Inbriefing of Great Basin Team 2 at 1800hrs.Remarks: Assisting agencies: Colorado National Guard, Fort Carson and 4th Infantry Division, State of Colorado, Colorado State Police, 28 local fire departments, 8 local law enforcement departments, 2 county, posibly a 3rd county Sheriff departments.|
Observed Fire Behavior: Low RH w/sustained crown runs
Planned Actions: Continue Structure protection, Evacuations will remain in effect, Anchor/Flank/Secure as conditions allows.
GPS: (39.0 46N, 104.44 59W)