We have been hearing that word is spreading that the firefighters are in need of housing. This is a rumor.
The Decker Fire team wants to clarify; the firefighters DO NOT need housing. There is some very cold weather on the way, and they have an incredible team of logistical support that has been planning for this weather event for several days. Firefighters will have warm places to sleep, heaters, and equipment to dry their clothes at the Incident Command Post.
The Chaffee County Fairground has been a great partner for us. They do, however appreciate the community support and intention to help wherever needed.
For the latest on the Decker Fire, the team has set up a Facebook Page with updates, videos, and more.