A fire in Teller County has burned an estimated 417 acres and forced mandatory evacuations for the High Chateau and Highland Meadows subdivision Friday afternoon.
Saturday morning the Teller County Sheriff’s Office issued additional evacuation orders for the following neighborhoods: Slater Creek Road,
Eagle Crest Ranch at Slater Creek, Sunrise Ridge, Chateau West, Dome Rock Ranch, Living Forest Estates, Lookout Point Road.
Firefighters told News 5 on Friday that they are focused on protecting structures that could be threatened by the fire. It is 0 percent contained.
Fremont/Teller County Road 11, also known as High Park Road is open to residents only. Teller County Road 111 is closed.
Pre-evacuation orders are in place for all residents from Evergreen to High Chateau along Teller 11.
If you need assistance in the county, you can call the Teller County non-emergency line at 719-687-9652 if there are any emergencies.
According to a spokesperson, the fire started on 2 acres of forested land around 1 p.m.
Homes in that area are spread out on acres of land. The Sheriff’s Office states the fire was near on County Road 11 near mile marker 9 in central Teller County. The area is just west of Wright’s Reservoir northeast of Cripple Creek.
The Colorado Springs Fire Department is sending two Type 6 engines and a battalion chief to assist fire crews on scene.