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BREAKING NEWS!! Mandatory evacuation ordered in South Fork areas, highway to close

Posted: Friday, Jun 21st, 2013


RVs leaving the evacuation area Thursday evening line Highway 160. Photo by Toni Steffens-Steward


SOUTH FORK - Due to updated West Fork fire information notification of a mandatory evacuation has been issued for the following South Fork areas as of 6 a.m.: Masonic Park, Elk Creek, Woodchuck, Hudson's Sentinel Mountain, Rio Vista, Riverside Estates, Ponderosa, Dakota Park and South Fork Small Tracts. This includes all areas South of Hwy 149 and West of Hwy 160. Residents will need to be out of their homes by 10 a.m. Friday, June 21.



Buses are available for transportation to the shelter in Del Norte and are located at the South Fork Community Center starting at 6 a.m.



Those who are mobility impaired or have other medical needs that require assistance in evacuating call: 587-5310 or 587-5312.



Highway 149 between South Fork and Creede will be closed at 9 a.m., due to fire danger.



Shelter Locations have been set up at Del Norte High School. RV Locations are available at Ski Hi Park. Large animals can be taken to Southern Colorado Livestock Auction 5660 East Highway 160 and small animals can be taken to Conour Animal Shelter on Sherman Avenue or the McMullen Building at Ski Hi Park.



For updated information visit www.acemergency.org,www.riograndecounty.org or call 970-731-2745 or 873-0095.














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