GCSO: Evacuation orders change to pre-evacuation orders for many residents

Garfield County – Effective today evacuation orders for residents in High Aspen, Spring Valley Ranch, Homestead Ranch, Colter Meadows and the Lookout Mountain area southwest of the Grizzly Creek Fire, have been changed from an evacuation status to a pre-evacuation status.

Area road closures remain in effect with access for residents and fire traffic only. Fire crews and trucks will be moving in and out of the area on a regular basis.

Residents are advised to slow down, use caution and limit travels as much as possible. This allows firefighters to do their work as efficiently and safely as possible.

Residents can also expect the smoke to continue, heavy at times, for the next several days.

In a pre-evacuation state, residents should be prepared to address the following items:

  • People and pets
  • Papers, phone numbers, and important documents
  • Prescriptions, vitamins, and eyeglasses
  • Pictures and irreplaceable memorabilia
  • Personal Computers (information on hard drive and removable memory)
  • Plastic (credit cards, ATM cards) and cash

Today’s update puts the fire containment at 33% as seen by the black perimeter lines on the attached map.

Travelers in and around the area as well as residents are cautioned to be aware of their surroundings and changing conditions at all times.

Additional information will be released as it becomes available.

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GCSO: Evacuation orders change to pre-evacuation orders for many residents