Douglas County Evacuations

 Posted by on 18 June 2002 at 6:47 am  Uncategorized
Jun 182002

The Douglas County website says as of 1 am this morning:

Due to yesterdays rapid southern fire expansion, residents living in the below areas, who are already on a “Stand by” evacuation status, are being alerted that a strong possibility exists that mandatory evacuations may occur as early as this afternoon, Tuesday, 06/18/02. Those areas that are advised to prepare for possible mandatory evacuation include: Areas west of Hwy. 105, bounded by the current mandatory evacuation area of the Pike National Forest boundary on the west, Tomah Road on the north, and the El Paso County line on the south, including: Perry Park, Indian Head, Wauconoa Lakes, Echo Hills, Echo Village, Douglas Park, Hidden Valley, Valley Park, Vaux Ranchette, Mountain Ranch, Woodmoor Mountain subdivision, Split Acres, Emily Griffith Youth Center. This “Stand by alert’ is announced because fire officials expect the fire to advance rapidly today, with winds blowing north/northeast, creating the opportunity for the fire to spread very quickly.

That’s a few miles south of us.

Oh, and wind is now predicted to be from the S and SW today, picking up to about 15-20 mph this afternoon. So right now, we’re covered in smoke again.

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