The No Name Evacuation was lifted at 4:00 p.m. yesterday, Sunday, August 23, 2020. Residents were notified and allowed to start returning home. Smoke from the fire is still visible, but is propagating from the higher areas above the canyon rim.
With the fire season in full swing, and two very active fires in Garfield County, the Pine Gulch Fire and the Grizzly Creek Fire, this is not the time to be complacent and think it is behind us. As of yesterday’s report, the Pine Gulch fire was only at 19% containment and the Grizzly Creek Fire was at 30% containment. Containment on both fires has increased significantly in the past 24 hours and will be in today’s report.
Whether you have been under a pre-evacuation order, an evacuation order or simply in close proximity to the fire, you can prepare yourself, your family and household by constructing an evacuation plan and following the six P’s posted by the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office on their site yesterday.
The Six P’s are:
- 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
Now you are ready if the fire direction changes and you are suddenly put into a pre-evacuation mode or an evacuation mode. Be prepared and stay cognoscente of your surroundings and any changes in the weather.
The Garfield County Sheriff’s Office would once again like to thank the Great Basin Incident Management Team, all first responders in Garfield and Eagle County as well as CDOT and the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office for their continued work and diligence in protecting all residents of both counties, facilitating travel with a goal of getting everyone home safely and ultimately containing the Grizzly Creek Fire.