Saturday, April 23, 2011
The crews expect to finish mop-up today between noon and 2 p.m. At that time, the San Carlos crew will head back to Woodland Park, and Elk Creek Fire and Rescue will continue to monitor the area.
Friday, April 22, 2011
The calls have been in the area bordered east and west by South Kipling Parkway and South Wadsworth Blvd, and north and south by West Bowles Avenue and West Coal Mine Avenue. The majority, but not all of the false 911 calls, have been in the Woodmar subdivision.
Qwest has been notified and is addressing the problem. In the meantime, if you need emergency services, and dialing 911 doesn’t work, please call the Sheriff’s Office dispatch at 303-277-0211.
There is still active burning in forest litter and creeping fire through grass. The Type 2 hand crew will be on scene on Saturday for continued mop-up of the area.
Fire did make an extension into the surrounding trees but firefighters were able to stop any wildland fire. Home appears to be a complete loss.
This fire in Myers Gulch is unrelated to Meyer Ranch Fire.
Today, firefighters will focus on containment and putting out hotspots. Winds are expected to be high today.
Evacuations remain in place. Officials will be allowing evacuated residents to return to their homes at 9 a.m., briefly, with a deputy escort, to obtain medication and other necessities. Residents will be asked to present identification at the roadblock.
Thursday, April 21, 2011
Some homes in the area have been evacuated: homes on Hillview, Valley High Road, Bobsled Trail and Fairall Road. An e911 call went out to 62 phones (that does not necessarily mean 62 homes as some are likely mobile phones).
Evacuation point is Conifer High School. Large animals may be taken to the Jefferson County Fairgrounds.
A single-engine air tanker is dropping retardant on the fire. More air support is en route.
Meyer Ranch Park info.
Saturday, April 9, 2011
The Squaw Pass fire is 75 percent contained. Total size is 10 acres. Crews continue to work on this fire.
The small fire that burned near Maxwell Falls is out, there will also be a crew doing mop-up there today.
Friday, April 8, 2011
The Squaw Pass Fire is burning in the Soda Creek area of Evergreen near the 1400 block of Autumnwood. It has burned 40 acres. No structures have burned as of this time, but firefighters did active structure protection on several buildings.
- Reverse 911 went to 271 phones
- Buchanan Rec center at Evergreen Parkway & Squaw Pass is an evacuation site
- Large animals may be taken to the Evergreen Rodeo grounds on Stagecoach.
- Foothills Animal Shelter will accept small animals
A fire is now burning near 24400 Snow Valley Road near North Turkey Creek and 285. Air support has been ordered for this fire.