Posted: Oct 23, 2012 3:38 PM
Updated: Oct 23, 2012 5:46 PM
Average wind speeds near Wetmore are hovering close to 15 miles per hour, with spikes all the way to 24 miles per hour. High winds blowing ash have also created an air quality health advisory in the affected areas.
308 homes have been evacuated in Pueblo County. Evacuation notices have gone out along Highways 96, 67, and 167. Additional evacuations have been initiated 4 miles inside Pueblo County from N Creek Rd east to Siloam Rd. Custer County is also initiating evacuations.
We have learned that at least 12 structures have been lost. The burn area has increased to between 600 and 700 acres.