Garfield County Sheriff’s Office: Residents evacuated north of Pine Gulch Fire

Fire is in far western Garfield County above Grand Junction

UPDATE: 8.9.20 AT 11:10 p.m. – More residences evacuated north of Pine Gulch Fire

Residents on county roads 204/Roan Creek Road, 211/Clear Creek Road, 207/Carr Creek Road and 209/Brush Creek Road  are being evacuated, following the Pine Gulch Fire crossing County Road 202. The fire is spreading to the northeast. It is located to the west and north of De Beque, so is not headed towards the town as this time.

Emergency Management Operations personnel are evacuating residents door to door in the area. Garfield County Emergency notifications were sent from Garfield County 911 dispatch as well.

The Garfield County Fairgrounds is prepared to accept animals needing relocation tonight, please call 970.309.4341 for assistance; and give at least fifteen minutes notice for arrival and unlocking of gates for access.

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8.9.20 at 9:57 p.m. Residents on County Road 204 are being evacuated, as the Pine Gulch Fire spreads northward tonight. Emergency Management Operations personnel are evacuating residents door to door in the area; they had been on pre-evacuation orders since Saturday. Garfield County Emergency notifications were sent from dispatch as well.

The Garfield County Fairgrounds is prepared to accept animals needing relocation tonight, please call 970.309.4341 for assistance; and give at least fifteen minutes notice for arrival and unlocking of gates for access.

Further evacuations are possible tonight. As the fire moves northeast, pre-evacuations were announced Saturday to residences along County Road (CR) 204, as well as residences on Clear Creek Road, CR 209, and CR 207, to allow safe egress prior to advancement of the fire. Approximately eight residences are on County Road 204, and Emergency Management Operations personnel visited them Friday night in person to discuss the fire’s advancement, operations and preparations. As evacuations are ordered, residences will again be visited in person by emergency management personnel to ensure they are aware of the need to leave quickly.

A small number of residences have also been evacuated on County Roads 200 and 202 via in person notifications. Electricity to affected properties was disabled prior to the evacuations for safety. Roads are closed in the area for safe fire operations.

Emergency notifications to affected residents will also be done through Garfield County Emergency Notification System – subscribe at garco911.com. Pine Gulch Fire updates are posted on Inciweb, and pre-evacuation and evacuation information will be posted on the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office facebook page, and the county’s emergency feed at garfieldcounty.net.

Garfield County Sheriff’s Office: Residents evacuated north of Pine Gulch Fire