UPDATE: According to the Teller County Sheriff’s Office, the evacuation shelter for the High Park fire has been moved to Woodland Park High School from Cripple Creek High School. The Cripple Creek site has been closed down at this time.
The current evacuation and pre-evacuation areas are represented in the below map.
UPDATE: From Teller County Sheriff’s Office – High Park Fire growing in size, still zero containment and 931 acres.
UPDATE: New PRE-EVACUATION for Cripple Creek Mountain Estates EAST of Teller 1, Rhyolite Mountain Mesa, Monarch, Lost Canyon. Be prepared to leave. If you are in danger, evacuate immediately.
UPDATE: Additional evacuation order for Lost Burro and Cripple Creek Mountain Estates west of Teller 1.
UPDATE: EVACUATION ORDER for Cripple Creek Ranches and Mt. Pisgah Area due to the High Park fire. Everyone in this area is ordered to evacuate immediately. The shelter is at Cripple Creek High School. Livestock can be sheltered at the Cripple Creek Fairgrounds.
High Park Road is closed from Four Mile Church to Mile Marker 3.
Teller 1 is closed Northbound at Venture Foods in Cripple Creek and Southbound at Evergreen Station.
UPDATE: The Teller County Sheriff’s Office has provided an update on Facebook. The fire is now at 846 acres with 0% containment. See the latest evacuation and road closure map below, provided by the Sheriff’s Office.
UPDATE: Officials in Teller County held a townhall meeting at 1 p.m. to share some updates about the High Park Fire with residents in the area.
The fire has grown to 673 acres, according to Teller County Sheriff Jason Mikesell. No structures have been lost, but in Friday’s townhall, officials said winds have been an issue and fire “has backed down the ridge coming towards the homes.” Still, fire crews confirm no structures have been lost.
“They’re miracle workers,” said Mikesell of emergency crews.
There are multiple aircrafts working on the fire in addition to about 200 personnel. As of 1:30 p.m., crews say there is no containment on the fire. An investigation into what caused the fire is underway.
Mikesell said residents in Teller County should sign up for Peak Alerts to get critical information regarding evacuations and other emergencies.
TCSO is asking for water, Gatorade, cough drops and eye drops. These items can be brought to the Sheriff’s Office.
UPDATE: The High Park Fire is burning more than 400 acres in Teller County. The fire started early evening on Thursday and crews were still hard at work into Friday morning. The most recent update from TCSO notes there is, as yet, no containment on this fire.
But, some good news, TSCO also reported no structures have been damaged.
TSCO is asking for donations of water, gatorade, cough drops, and eye drops. Those can be brought to the Teller County Sheriff’s Office.
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UPDATE: The Teller County Sheriff’s Office posted on Facebook that as of 6:52 p.m. the fire is at 386 acres with 120 people from 40 residences evacuated out of Lakemoor Subdivision. Cripple Creek Ranches is still on Pre-evacuation notice only. The shelter is at Cripple Creek Schools.
TELLER COUNTY, Colo. — A fire, now known as the “High Park” Fire is burning in Teller County off County Road 11, south of Bear Trap and Lakemoor, according to the Teller County Sheriff.
The Teller County Board of Commissioners has declared the fire “a local disaster,” though there have been no updates regarding damages or injuries as of 7:20 p.m. on Thursday.
Commissioners say “all available crews are on scene, and members of the public are requested to avoid the area.”
Here is the current evacuation area (as of 5:30 p.m.):
Everyone in the area of Lakemoor Subdivision and area between County RD 11 and County Rd 1 is ordered to evacuate immediately.
Cripple Creek Ranches Subdivision is under a pre-evacuation notice.
This article will be updated.