Press Releases

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 […]

CHAFFEE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE Salida, Colorado PRESS RELEASE Effective Sunday, October 6, 2019, at 3pm, Chaffee County Sheriff John Spezze is lifting the evacuation order for all residents of the Fawn Ridge Subdivision as well as residents evacuated from CR 110, 111, 111a, as well as residents of Mountain Vista Estates, (Paradise Acres) and the […]

The Chaffee County Fairgrounds is in need of donations of hay, to assist in feeding evacuated animals. If you have some to donate, please take it to the west side of the livestock pavillion at the fairgrounds. They will appreciate your assistance. Thank you

Sheriff Spezze has now confirmed one structure was lost in Chaffee County. This structure was not in the evacuation area but was close to the boot on private land that is surrounded by public lands. 

Sheriff Spezze has confirmed that all homes in the evacuation, still have electrical power.  

The Pike and San Isabel National Forests today entered into Stage 1 and 2 fire restrictions, respectively. This means that certain activities with a high potential to start fires are prohibited or restricted. The restrictions will remain in place through December 31, 2019 or until they are rescinded. The Pike National Forest (Pikes Peak, South […]

There will be Public meeting tomorrow (Saturday) October 5, 2019 at 10 AM at the Salida SteamPlant, 220 W. Sackett Avenue. Leaders of the Type 1 incident management team and County officials will provide an update on the fire and the status of evacuations, and answer your questions.

ATTENTION: EVACUEES OF THE DECKER FIRE There will be an evacuee ONLY meeting tonight Friday October 4th, at 5pm at the Methodist Church in Salida (228 E 4th Street) This meeting is for the evacuees ONLY. Sheriff Spezze will give an update on the fire. We hope you are all able to attend. This meeting […]

Attention Evacuees: Please be advised that the evacuation center is still open at the Methodist church in Salida, they are providing daily meals and services to the people who have been evacuated.