Evacuation info from El Paso County Sheriff's Office

El Paso County Sheriff Terry Maketa went before the board of county commissioners during a special meeting Aug. 28 to ask that a measure be placed on the ballot for a tax increase to help fund the sheriff’s office. The sheriff’s office is in need of more deputies and needs to replace old equipment. Courtesy photo
El Paso County Sheriff's Office

Mandatory Evacuations: The areas south of Hodgen Road, north of Burgess Road, east of Tahosa Lane, and west of Meridian Road are under a mandatory evacuation. At this time, residents will not be allowed back in once they leave the area. This does not include High Forest Ranch.

Mandatory Evacuations were also extended for East of Meridian to Eastonville, Ayer North all the way to Hodgen. at 10:20 pm

Voluntary Evacuations: At this time there are no voluntary evacuations.

Road Closures: Highway 83 from Shoup Road to Hodgen Road, Hodgen Road from Highway 83 to Black Forest Road. Black Forest Road from Hodgen Road to Shoup Road, and Shoup Road from Black Forest to Highway 83 are closed indefinitely.

Shelters: Human shelters have been established at Palmer Ridge High School and New Life Church. Large Animals are being established at the Norris Penrose Equestrian Center and the Elbert County Fairgrounds (95 Ute Avenue, Kiowa, CO. 303-718-3343).

Official Twitter Updates can be found at @EPCSheriff and @EPCPIO.


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