Methodist Evacuation Order from the Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office [Updated]

Decker Fire on Methodist MountainThe Decker Fire has crested Methodist Mountain forcing evacuations.

[Updated] There has been an evacuation order for Methodist Mountain issued by the Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office.

Evacuation Order Includes

  • Methodist Mountain Estates
  • Mountain Vista Village
  • Boot Hill
  • Pinon Ridge Estates and Subdivisions near Methodist Mountain estates
  • The area from County Road 110 to County Road 104 including the residents above Tudor Rose on County Road 104.
  • Fawn Ridge Estates between Fawn Ridge and County Road 110, south of CR 111.
  • All of Bear Creek and homes between Bear Creek and County Road 104.

Evacuation Point Has Been Moved

The Chaffee County Sheriff asks residents to evacuate to the Methodist Church at 228 E 4th Street in Salida. The Ark Valley Humane Society are offering to shelter dogs, cats, and other small animals during the evacuation.

Wallbangers has donated food and Walmart has donated water to aid those that have been displaced by the evacuation order.

The American Red Cross is also at the Methodist Church to assist anyone with medical issues. There is no need for donations of any type as several local businesses have already given food and water for evacuees.

Mandy Keisner of Sol Vista Health is coordinating both people who need a place to stay and those offering to place to stay. Call (719) 395-9355, or you can email her at mandyk@solvistahealth.org.

Chaffee County Has Declared A Local Disaster Emergency

Chaffee County has declared a Local Disaster Emergency in response to the growth of the Decker Wildfire.

Fire Restrictions

Chaffee County Sheriff John Spezze has ordered that all unincorporated county lands are now under Stage Two Fire Restrictions.

Salida Schools In Session

Salida schools are in session but students are being kept inside due to the Air Quality Health Advisory.

Keep Updated With The Heart of the Rockies Radio App

Please download the Heart of the Rockies Radio app for updates, and keep watching the Heart of the Rockies Radio News Facebook page as well.

Access to Methodist Mountain is currently restricted due to the evacuation order.
Decker Fire
The Decker Fire cresting Methodist Mountain on October 1, 2019.

Caleb Burggraaf

A Colorado native, Burggraaf has had a passion for sports broadcasting since he was a freshman in high school in Pagosa Springs.

This led him to Mesa State College (now Colorado Mesa University) in Grand Junction, where he became the Sports Director at KMSA 91.3 in just his sophomore year. By the time he graduated, Caleb built a broadcasting program that covered nearly 400 games in the two and a half years.

2018 was his first year as a member of Heart of the Rockies Radio, and Caleb helped bring over 200 games and local games to the airwaves, and he is looking forward to continuing that path this season as the sports program continues to grow!
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