UPDATE: WEDNESDAY 3/8/2023 6:07 p.m.

(CUSTER COUNTY, Colo.) — The fire burning off of Highway 96 in Custer County is almost completely contained, according to CCSO.

CCSO posted on Facebook just after 5:30 p.m. and said the Wet Mountain Fire Protection District got the fire almost completely under control, and that all structures were protected. Deer Mountain Fire also responded and Custer County Road and Bridge supplied extra water, CCSO said.

Fire off Highway 96 in Custer County
Courtesy: Custer County Sheriff’s Office

CCSO reminded neighbors to sign up for Everbridge alerts. Thankfully, no alerts needed to be sent on Wednesday because deputies were able to alert neighbors in time, but signing up for alerts will always provide the most updated information when emergencies happen.

ORIGINAL STORY: Crews working wildfire near HWY 96, houses evacuated

WEDNESDAY 3/8/2023 5:19 p.m.

Crews are working a wildfire near the north side of Highway 96 at mile point 15, according to the Custer County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO).

A few houses in the area have been asked to evacuate in the 900 and 1000 blocks of County Road 285, per CCSO.

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