High Chateau Fire forces mandatory evacuations in Teller County

Posted at 12:44 PM, Jun 29, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-29 14:44:52-04

A fire in Teller County has burned an estimated 106 acres and forced mandatory evacuations for the High Chateau and Highland Meadows subdivision Friday afternoon.

People living in the area are advised to get out now. If necessary you can call 719-687-9652 if there are any emergencies.

The fire is 0 percent contained.

The Teller County Sheriff’s Office said no structures are in immediate danger as of 3:29 p.m.

According to a spokesperson, the fire started on 2 acres of forested land before impacting one structure. Another structure is also threatened by the fire.

Homes in that area are spread out on acres of land. The Sheriff’s Office states the fire is on County Road 11 near mile marker 9 in central Teller County.

The evacuation point is Cripple Creek High School. The Red Cross is on scene ready to assist evacuees. Livestock can be taken to the Cripple Creek Fairgrounds.

The Colorado Springs Fire Department is sending two Type 6 engines and a battalion chief to assist fire crews on scene.

The area is just west of Wright’s Reservoir northeast of Cripple Creek.

News 5 is working to learn more information about the possible size of the fire and direction of travel.

(Photo of the High Chateau Fire from News 5 viewer CJ Lekan)