UPDATE: WEDNESDAY 2/8/2023 10:47 p.m.
(CRIPPLE CREEK, Colo.) — The shelter in place north of Cripple Creek has been lifted, according to TCSO, and County Road 1 is now back open in both directions.
The shelter in place order was put into effect to keep locals off the limited number of routes that emergency crews could take in order to battle the fire.
TCSO has not said how large the structure fire was or if there were any injuries, or if the fire spread to surrounding land or structures.
ORIGINAL STORY: Shelter in place north of Cripple Creek due to fire
WEDNESDAY 2/8/2023 6:53 p.m.
A shelter in place order is in effect for three miles north of Cripple Creek due to a structure fire on Teller County Road 1, which is closed until further notice.
The Teller County Sheriff’s Office (TCSO) tweeted about the order, which was also sent out to residents via Peak Alert. TCSO said the structure fire is in the 2900 block of County Road 1, near the intersection of CR1 and Anges Drive.
The shelter in place order dictates that community members secure their homes or shelter in a safe location until further notice.
Teller County Road 1 is also closed in both directions until further notice from the Cripple Creek city limits to Anges Drive.
FOX21 News has a crew on the way to the scene and will provide updates when more information becomes available.