Public Safety
8:00 pm
Sun June 1, 2014

Wildfire in Huerfano County Prompts Evacuations

UPDATE (Monday, 06/02 8:00 PM):  All evacuation orders have been lifted; the fire is 100% contained. Mop up will continue and the area will be monitored over the next several days.

UPDATE (Monday, 06/02 11:45 AM): Huerfano County Emergency Dispatch says residents north of Twin Ridge Dr. on Four Mile Canyon Road to CR 312 may return.  Residents south of Twin Ridge Dr. on Four Mile Canyon Rd. are still under an evacuation notice.  The fire is 80% contained, with a burn area of 15 acres.

UPDATE (Monday morning, 06/02): As of midnight, officials say the fire was about 50% contained, but evacuations remain in place for residents in the Blackhawk Subdivision within a four mile radius of Cougar Trail and Four Mile Canyon Road.  No new evacuations have been ordered.

ORIGINAL POST (Sunday evening, 06/01): 

A wildfire burning in Huerfano County is prompting evacuations for residents in the Blackhawk Subdivision within a four mile radius of Cougar Trail and Four Mile Canyon Road.  The fire, dubbed the Four Mile Canyon Fire, is about 10 miles west of I-25 and is about 15 acres and growing.  There are no other evacuations at this time, and the Huerfano County Office of Emergency Management is requesting that the public limit travel in the area due to narrow roads so emergency traffic can get through.  Evacuated residents can go to the Huerfano County Community Center in Walsenburg.