Chateau Fire 91 percent contained; all evacuees allowed to return home

Map shows the Chateau Fire perimeter as of Friday. The black line indicates containment. Teller County Sheriff's Office

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The Chateau Fire that burned 1,423 acres in Teller County is 91 percent contained.

The fire started June 29 about seven miles northwest of Cripple Creek.Seven property owners lost homes or other structures in the fire, according to the Teller County Sheriff’s Office.

All fire evacuees are allowed to go home starting at 11 a.m. Friday.

Evacuees must have an approved pass to get into the evacuated area. Passes can be obtained at the disaster assistance center at Summit Elementary School at 490 Meadow Park in Divide. The center is open:

  • Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The center also has resources and information to help evacuees recover from the fire. 

The sheriff’s office said the previously evacuated areas remain on pre-evacuation, which means residents should be prepared to leave again at any time. 

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