BEULAH, Colo. — Residents of the Beulah Valley will be allowed to go home Friday after being evacuated due to the Beulah Hill Fire.
Residents must get a re-entry permit at the Colorado State Fairgrounds 4-H building before returning home.
The 4-H building is open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Residents must present proof of address and auto registration.
Residents of the following neighborhoods may re-enter now, after getting a permit:
- 3R Road south of Highway 78
- Signal Mountain Subdivision
- Southeast section of Waterbarrel Road
- North Siloam Road and all tributary roads from Siloam (entrance is Highway 86 to Siloam)
- North North Creek Road up to North Creek Cutoff (entrance from Custer County side only)
- Mountain Shadow Estates
- Twin Buttes
Residents of other areas will be allowed to return home starting at 1 p.m. Friday, after getting a permit.
If you have more than one vehicle for re-entry, each driver needs to register for a permit at the 4-H Building.
Residents returning home should be cautious of the following:
- Food may be spoiled due to extended power outages. Health officials ask that residents leave this food in refrigerators and freezers to avoid attracting wildlife. Dumpsters will be brought in for residents to dispose of spoiled food.
- First responders continue to work in the evacuation area. Officials ask residents to drive slow and stay aware.
- Heavy smoke will remain in the area and could cause breathing difficulties for people with respiratory illnesses.
The 4-H Building on the Colorado State Fairgrounds is serving as a disaster assistance center for residents affected by the fire. Information available at the center includes public and environmental health, behavioral and mental health, planning, zoning and other social services. Food kits from Care and Share Food Bank are also available. The center is open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. every day until Sunday.
The Pueblo Community Joint Information Center is open. Call 719-583-4640 if you have any questions.FOOD WASTE:
Beulah residents may dispose of food waste at five locations:
- Mountain Shadows Mobile Home Estates, 8080 Hwy 78
- Red Mountain Youth Camp, 4632 North Creek Road
- Pine Drive and Central Avenue (“Y” in road)
- Pine Drive and Pueblo Mountain Park Drive (Entrance to Pueblo Mountain Park)
- Beulah Post Office, 8867 Grand Avenue
Dumpsters for disposal of food will be available from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Friday through Sunday. Dumpsters will be locked during non-operation hours. Do not leave food waste on the ground or around the dumpster if it is locked, due to wildlife.
All other items affected (household trash, clothing, etc.) should remain on your property. For disposal of household items, seek advice from insurance providers.