Sunday, August 14, 2016

Fire teams near Parachute lift evacuation orders – urge caution

BATTLEMENT MESA, Colo. – The Mesa County Sheriff’s Office lifts all evacuation orders at 8 p.m. today associated with the Spring Creek 2 Fire burning southeast of Battlement Mesa.

The lift comes as regional and federal wildfire crews make progress on the fire that originated on private property in Garfield County and moved south and east onto private and BLM managed land in Mesa County. Fire officials remind the public that smoke, ash and dust from the fire may continue to impact the area. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment recommends people with heart or lung disease, older adults, and children limit outdoor activity and remain indoors where smoke is thick.

The Spring Creek 2 Fire has burned 621 acres with 40 percent containment. No primary residences have burned but the fire damaged or destroyed 4 out buildings, 3 trailers and 3 vehicles. No new structures are threatened.

Access to County Road 306 between Spring Creek and Wallace Creed Roads is restricted to residents and emergency vehicle traffic only.

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