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Decker Fire

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Rio Grande National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
1803 W. Highway 160
Monte Vista, CO 81144

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Announcements — Decker Fire

Update for October 17 Operations in the Bear Creek drainage. Released: 10/17/2019
Firefighters in Division T are mopping up in the Bear Creek area this afternoon. Mopup involves extinguishing or removing burning material along or near the control line, searching for underground...
Evacuations lifted in Chaffee County Released: 10/16/2019
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...
Some EVACUATIONS lifted in Chaffee County for the Decker Fire Released: 10/15/2019
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...
Evacuations Lifted in Swissvale and Wellsville Released: 10/15/2019
Residents of Swissvale and Wellsville will be allowed Re-Entry starting at 3pm today 10/15/2019. Re-Entry credentialing will take place at the Howard Volunteer Department at 8274 Highway 50. ...
Public Meeting Salida Tuesday 5:15pm Decker Fire Released: 10/15/2019
 There will be a Public Meeting in Salida tonight, Tuesday October 15th at 5:15PM.  The meeting will be held at the Salida SteamPlant, located at 220 W. Sackett Avenue.  Leaders of the Rocky Mtn...
Public Meeting in Howard Tonight at 6pm (10-14-19) Released: 10/14/2019
A reminder: there is a public meeting TONIGHT at 6PM in HOWARD at the Howard Volunteer Fire Department, 8724 US-50 in Howard. Also, we have added a public meeting TOMORROW (Tuesday) night in SALIDA....
Evacuation Resource Center set up in Salida, Colorado Released: 10/13/2019
 Per the Chaffee County Sheriff's Facebook Page:An Evacuation Resource Center has been set up for evacuees in both Chaffee and Fremont Counties.  It is located at the United Methodist Church in...
Evacuation Orders Issued in Chaffee and Fremont Counties Released: 10/13/2019
 Evacuation orders have been made in Chaffee and Fremont Counties.  Please see the announcements below. Attn. Residents of Bear Creek, Silver Heels Drive and the two residents on the private drive...
Wellsville and Swissvale Pre-evacuation Released: 10/13/2019
Due to increasing fire behavior, the Fremont County Sheriff's Office has placed Wellsville and Swissvale on pre-evacuation status.  Evacuation questions should be directed to the Fremont County...
1:30 PM Decker Fire Update Released: 10/13/2019
Update on the Decker Fire:Just after 12 Noon, the fire jumped the Rainbow Trail near Bear Creek in Division T. This happened as crews were working on lines to hold the fire west of the trail. The...