Garfield County Sheriff’s Office – Effective at noon today and in collaboration with the Incident Command Team (Alaska Team Incident Management) the evacuation and pre-evacuation orders on the Grizzly Creek Fire have been lifted for all of Lookout Mountain, Spring Valley Ranch, High Aspen, Homestead Estates, Coulter Meadows, Bair Ranch and Crystal River Ranch residents.
Pre-evacuation orders are still in place for the residents of No Name, due primarily to weather concerns for a potential debris flow and associated flooding that might occur.
All road closures have been lifted except for the Coffee Pot Springs Road. This is an area closure by the Forest Service and applies to all motorized vehicles including motorcycles and dirt bikes as well as pedestrians. Any one not associated with the Incident Management Team or who is not a first responder found in this area, will be subject to appropriate fines and immediate removal.
This is still an active fire with only 75% containment. There are 589 people being directed by the Incident Management Team to combat this fire. This requires not only a large number of ground personnel, but also the movement of equipment into and out of the area.
Everyone is asked to respect this area closure for the safety of themselves and the men and women combating the Grizzly Creek Fire.