Howard, Wellsville, Pine Ridge and Swissvale on Pre-Evacuation

Decker Fire Methodist Mountain

The Fremont County Sheriff’s Office has put multiple communities on pre-evacuation notice due to the Decker Fire burning south and east of Salida.

Currently, pre-evacuation has been announce for Howard, Wellsville, Pine Ridge and Swissvale. The forecast in the coming days is calling for strong winds out of the west, which could push the fire east towards those areas.

There will be a meeting held at the Howard Fire Department at 5:00 pm for more information.

Pre-evacuation does not mean evacuations will be necessary, but it is important to be ready to go at a moments notice. Some good tips for packing and preparing for evacuations can be found in the graphic below.

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!
Caleb Burggraaf

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