Sheriff opens final area to residents only
Colorado Springs, CO, Thursday, June 20, 2013 – At 5pm Thursday night, Sheriff Terry Maketa opened the final restricted area of Black Forest to residents who have received Black Forest Fire Re-Entry Information Packets and Red Placards. Access will be allowed to residents at any and all road closure points. Residents will be allowed to enter and exit the restricted areas as necessary and without any restrictions on hours.
The open area does include the following roads and/or addresses:
12715 Milam Rd.
4150 and 4350 Shoup Rd.
Residents who were unable to visit their property during the two scheduled events on 06/18/13 or 06/19/13 or have not received their Black Forest Re-Entry Information Packet or Red Placard can do so by responding to the check point at Black Forest Road and Shoup Road. The Sheriff’s Office will staff this site with a deputy for the purpose of issuing information packets and vehicle placards. After providing proof of residency in the restricted area via a driver’s license and/or vehicle registration, residents will receive information packets and/or vehicle placards.
The Sheriff’s Office with the assistance of the Colorado National Guard and other area law enforcement agencies will maintain a perimeter around the restricted area (as described in the attached map) through Saturday, June 22nd, at 8am. At 8am, all road closure points will be relieved of duty. The only roads closed will be those necessary to ensure the integrity of the crime scene, due to construction or utilities repair, all others will be opened to the general public. After all restrictions on access are lifted the Sheriff’s Office will provide maximum patrol coverage in the affected areas. The need for continued increased patrols will be assessed weekly to determine the need for continuation.