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Fire Information

Fire Information for Colorado

Updated 4:40 pm June 25, 2013

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Road closures

Various local Black Forest roads are closed. Latest information: El Paso County or Black Forest Fire Evacuation Map. Various local road closures due to the Royal Gorge Fire. Latest information: Royal Gorge Fire Incident Command. There are also multiple statewide fire bans.

For road conditions, closures - visit http://www.cotrip.org/home.htm

Attraction Updates

Find an updated list of popular attractions that are open, click here, a full list of things to see and do in the area can be found here.

The Royal Gorge Bridge & Park will remain closed. The Bridge is still intact with minor damage. Buildings on the property were a loss, but an assessment of the actual damage is still unknown.

Rafting trips are taking place through the Royal Gorge as well as all other areas of the Arkansas River in Canon City.

The Royal Gorge Route Railroad has resumed trips as of June 15, 2013.

Lodging Information

Area lodging information and availability can be found here.

Information Sources

Visit www.inciweb.org, www.coemergency.com or tune into local media outlets for updates:

www.KRDO.com - ABC News Channel 13

www.KKTV.com - CBS News Channel 11

www.KOAA.com - NBC News Channel 5

www.KXRM.com - FOX News Channel 21

KRDO News Radio 105.5 FM and 1240AM

www.Gazette.com - The Gazette newspaper

Here is a map showcasing the approximate location of state fires in relevance to the Colorado Springs area.

Black Forest Fire (17.4 miles from Downton Colorado Springs)

100% containment

A wildfire in the Black Forest area northeast of Colorado Springs burned homes in a heavily wooded area Tuesday, and evacuations were ordered. Firest responders are on site, the fire is estimated to be 14,280 acres.
 
Updates on the Black Forest Fire are available at www.elpasoco.com and @EPCSheriff and @EPCPIO on Twitter.
 
An unofficial Facebook Page with updates can be found here.
 
Local air quality updates can be found here.

Royal Gorge Fire (58.2 Miles from Colorado Springs)

100% containment

A wildfire is burning near the Royal Gorge in Cañon City, CO (75 miles south of Colorado Springs). First responders are on site, the fires estimated to be at 3,216 acres. The Bureau of Land Management (BLM)  is asking the public to avoid the area of the fire.

Updates from individuals and sources can be followed through the hashtag #RoyalGorgeFire on Twitter.

For ways to help those affected by the wildfires in Colorado, visit www.HelpColoradoNow.org.