Evacuation Orders Issued: Decker Fire Jumped Containment Lines [Updated]

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[Updated] The Decker Fire has jumped containment lines and multiple new evacuation notices have been issued.

Immediate Evacuation Notices

Due to increased fire activity an immediate evacuation order has been issued for Wellsville, Swissvale, and pars of Bear Creek.

Chaffee County Sheriff John Spezze was notified by the forest service that the fire has jumped the containment line above Bear Creek. The fire is moving in a north easterly direction. Silverheels Drive, Bear Creek and 2 residences just west of Silverheels drive have all been evacuated.

All other residence from County Road 108 eastbound to just west of Silverheels Drive are still on pre-evacuation notice however you should be ready to evacuate at a moments notice should the need arise.

The fire is currently not a threat to Chaffee County Residents at this time. However, residents from County Road 108 East to the Fremont and Chaffee County line are still under pre-evacuation.

Please have important items ready in case the situation changes.

We will continue to update you as information becomes available.

Terry West

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