Jul 1, 2012 11:29 AM by Garrett Boyd

Update: 8 a.m. press conference

8 a.m press conference update

-The fire is 17,659 acres
-45% Containment
-1,534 Firefighters on scene
-Officials at 2 p.m. today will make the decision about Peregrine and Oak Valley Ranch residents returning home.
-Mandatory evacuations have been lifted for Cascade, Chipita Park, Crystola and Green Mountain Falls.
-People evacuated from Mountain Shadows will be allowed in the Neighborhood from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
-Starting at 9 a.m., Highway 24 will open for residents only until 1 p.m. It opens to the general public at 1 p.m.
-Barr Trail and the Incline are still closed.
-Manitou Springs is still on pre-evacuation.
-If you're looking for black hills energy, their emergency numbers is

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