Jun 28, 2014 6:17 PM by Kenzie Meek-Beck

Eightmile Fire Update - Homes remain in pre-evacuation status

At a 3 p.m. media briefing on Saturday, officials said the Eightmile Fire is still estimated to be around 500 acres.

A pre-evacuation notice has been issued for 16 residents in the Red Rocks Subdivision. 

When the fire was around one mile away from the subdivision, the pre-evacuation was called.

Nine engines, four hotshot crews, four helicopters, three single-engine air tankers and 75 overhead and support personnel are helping in the fire fight. 

The Rocky Mountain Incident Management Team B took over Saturday morning, according to the incident management team. 

There is a public meeting scheduled tonight for 7 p.m. at Canon City High School. 

Phantom Canyon Road is still closed between mile-markers 4.5 and 13.

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