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The original item was published from 3/30/2023 3:36:15 PM to 3/30/2023 4:29:33 PM.

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Posted on: March 30, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Update on the Wildfire and Evacuation Near Lake George

3 pm update

Park County, CO – As of 3 PM the wildfire burning in Park County between Lake George and Guffey has reached 30 acres with minor spread to the north and northeast. An evacuation was ordered for the impacted area of County Road 403 and Alpine Meadows Lane. The area North to Northeast of Homestake Place and County Road 403 is also under a mandatory evacuation. Alpine Meadows Lane is a road in Pike Forest Estate and intersects CR 403 between Forest Lane and Homestake Place.

The fire was reported at 10:52 AM by a nearby resident. The response has been swift and led by the Lake George Fire Protection District and assisted by the Hartsel Fire Protection District; Florissant Fire Protection District; Cripple Creek Fire Department; Divide Fire Protection District; Teller County Sheriff’s Office and Animal  Control; United States Forest Service and the Colorado Parks and Wildlife. In addition, Bulkhide Fire Services is providing a type 5 company and the state provided air support with a helicopter while the UPRAD (Ute Pass Regional Ambulance District) is staged in the area as well.

Evacuation Shelters and Locations are available. Please call the evacuation line at 719-836-4200 for updates. 

  • People: Lake George Community Center located at 39141 US 24, Lake George, CO 80827
  • Small Cats and Dogs: Teller County Animal Shelter, 308 Weaverville Rd, Divide. Please call 719-868-7707 with questions
  • Large Animals and Livestock: Lake George Fairgrounds located at 37371 Highway 24 in Lake George, CO 80827 

Another update will be provided soon. 

Here is a map of the fire origin: Fire Map 1


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