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CHAFFEE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE Salida, Colorado PRESS RELEASE October 16, 2019 Effective at 10am, Wednesday, October 16, 2019 the evacuation order for Chaffee County residents living on CR 101, Bear Creek, is being cancelled. CR 101 will remain closed to all other traffic with the exception of Chaffee County residents living on CR 101. ALL […]

CHAFFEE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE Salida, Colorado PRESS RELEASE  The management of the Type 1 Team has asked that I cancel the evacuation order for the residents of Silver Heels Road and the residences directly west. This becomes effective at 3p, Tuesday, 10/15/19. The residents that live in Chaffee County on CR 101, Bear Creek, will […]

Fremont County has requested Chaffee County to set up an evacuation center in Salida.  An evacuation center has been set up at the United Methodist Church at 2nd and D in Salida.  All evacuees need to go to the Church for accountability and information.  Thank you

Chaffee County Sheriff John Spezze was notified by the forest service that the fire has jumped the containment line above Bear Creek. The fire is moving in a north easterly direction. We have now evacuated Silverheels Drive, Bear Creek and 2 residences just west of Silverheels drive. All other residence from County Road 108 eastbound […]

Attention Evacuees: The Forest Service has done some further mitigation work in your area, so therefore you may see more tree debris on your property or near the roads. They have advised us that within the next few days they will be bringing a chipper into the area and will clean up the debris.