UPDATE: THURSDAY 3/30/2023 8:44 p.m.
(TELLER COUNTY, Colo.) — The Teller County Sheriff’s Office estimates the 403IC Fire at 1,047 acres as of Thursday evening. Its trajectory can be seen in a graphic TCSO shared to their Facebook page.
The current mandatory and pre-evacuation zones can be viewed in this map shared by TCSO, with mandatory evacuations in red and pre-evacuations in yellow.
UPDATE: THURSDAY 3/20/2023 8:07 p.m.
New pre-evacuation orders have been issued for Valley Hi and Florissant Heights subdivisions due to threat from the 403IC fire, as of 8:02 p.m.
The emergency Peak Alert notification states that power and gas service will be cut off south of Highway 24 and west of Teller 1 to the county line at 8:20 p.m.
If you need extra time to evacuate, authorities urge that you evacuate now, don’t wait.
Officials said at a press conference Thursday evening that they cannot get an estimate on the size of the fire currently, because of rough terrain, though the fire has burned into Teller County. Officials also said crews are evacuating because of dangerous winds and unpredictable shifts in wind strength and direction.
Video courtesy: FOX21 News photojournalist Dez Rowe
UPDATE: THURSDAY 03/30/2023 6:03 p.m.
An emergency shelter for evacuees will be available at Woodland Park Community Church located at 800 Valley View Drive.
The American Red Cross of Southeastern Colorado is responding to the emergency shelter. The Red Cross said volunteers are standing by to help provide for immediate needs, supplies, support and information. Food, water, medical services and mental health services are available at the evacuation center.
Video courtesy: Teller County Sheriff’s Office
UPDATE: THURSDAY 03/30/2023 5:49 p.m.
(PARK COUNTY, Colo.) — The wildland fire near Lake George, referred to as the 403IC Fire, is now burning approximately half a mile from the Teller County line, according to Park County.
At this time, the acreage and containment of the fire are unknown while multiple agencies continue response efforts, per Park County.
The picture above is the latest fire map showing the current fire location and evacuation zone.
UPDATE: THURSDAY 03/30/2023 5:14 p.m.
(TELLER COUNTY, Colo.) — Evacuations have been ordered for Wilson Lakes and Forest Glenn subdivisions, Thursday evening on March 30.
The closest major intersection is County Road 403 and County Road 98, according to TCSO.
UPDATE: THURSDAY 03/30/2023 4:49 p.m.
A pre-evacuation warning has been sent for Wilson Lakes, Forest Glenn Sports, La Montana Mesa and Las Brisas, according to TCSO.
Those who may need extra time or help evacuating should consider leaving now or as soon as possible, per TCSO.
“Be prepared to leave. If you are in danger, evacuate immediately,” said TCSO.
UPDATE: THURSDAY 03/30/2023 4:39 p.m.
An evacuation has been ordered for those in the area of County Road 46 and Wilson Drive, according to the Teller County Sheriff’s Office (TCSO).
Everyone is asked to evacuate immediately, said TCSO.
“The closest major intersection is County Road 46 and Blue Mountain Drive,” stated TCSO.
UPDATE: THURSDAY 03/30/2023 3:55 p.m.
(PARK COUNTY, Colo.) — The wildfire burning between Lake George and Guffey has reached 30 acres with minor spread to the north and northeast, according to Park County.
The area north to northeast of Homestake Place and County Road 403 is also under a mandatory evacuation.
The fire was reported at approximately 10:52 a.m. by a nearby resident, according to Park County. Multiple fire agencies throughout the state have responded including helicopter air support.
Evacuation shelters and locations are available. Call the evacuation line at (719) 836-4200 for updates.
- People: Lake George Community Center located at 39141 US 24, Lake George, CO 80827.
- Small Cats and Dogs: Teller County Animal Shelter, 308 Weaverville Rd, Divide. Please call 719-868-7707 with questions.
- Large Animals and Livestock: Lake George Fairgrounds located at 37371 Highway 24 in Lake George, CO 80827.
ORIGINAL STORY: Mandatory evacuation ordered for Park County residents near wildfire
THURSDAY 03/30/2023 3:19 p.m.
Park County residents within a one-mile radius of County Road 403 and Alpine Meadow Lane were given a mandatory evacuation order due to a wildfire, Thursday morning on March 30.
An emergency shelter has been made available at the Lake George Community Center located at 39141 US Highway 24, Lake George, CO 80827.
For those who have large animals and livestock to evacuate, go to the Lake George Fairgrounds located at 37371 Highway 24 in Lake George, CO 80827.
The fire was reported to be behind the Florissant Fossil Beds.
Call the evacuation line at (719) 836-4200 for updates.