Press Releases

CHAFFEE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE Salida, Colorado PRESS RELEASE October 24, 2019   With the recent moisture Chaffee County has received over the past 24 hours and 100% containment of the Decker Fire all Stage 2 Fire Restrictions within unincorporated Chaffee County are immediately cancelled. There will be no burn restrictions in unincorporated Chaffee County at […]

CHAFFEE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE Salida, Colorado PRESS RELEASE October 20, 2019 On Monday, October 21, at 10am the check point on CR 108, access to Methodist Estates and Boot Hill subdivisions will be removed. This will open up complete access to that area and residences. All residents who do not live in this area are […]

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.

CHAFFEE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE Salida, Colorado PRESS RELEASE October 8, 2019 Effective Wednesday, October 9th at 10am, Chaffee County Sheriff John Spezze is cancelling the evacuation order for the residents of the Methodist Estates and Boot Hill Subdivisions and all other residents who access their homes via CR 108 as well as the Chaffee County […]

We have colder weather coming into the valley in the next couple of days with snow predicted also. EVACUEES – do you have things that need done at your homes before the cold weather sets in, such as winterizing your sprinkler systems, winterizing your RV or camper, turning on your furnace. If so let the […]

Decker Fire Update from Chaffee County Emergency Operations Center The Disaster Assistance Center will be closed starting today. The American Red Cross Evacuation Center at the Scout Hut will continue serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner until further notice. There will be an evacuee briefing meeting and free dinner at 5pm today, Monday, October 7th at […]