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Forest Service releases new advisory map

The Forest Service issued a new map this morning that includes all affected areas (orange) that are under an Advisory Warning. Residents should be prepared to evacuate in the event a Mandatory Evacuation Order is issued. This includes all of the residents who were allowed to return home yesterday in the communities of Greenhorn, Spring Garden, the Highway 70 corridor and upper LaPorte Road.

For residents who recently returned home, the Forest Service reminds them that the fire is still active within the burned area and they may see spots of smoke. Fire personnel will be working the interior and edges of the fire. Expect to see hotspots for some time. Do not call 911 to report unless there is an immediate threat to life or property. Additionally, residents are reminded of the following:

  • Be vigilant to weather and wind conditions and take any future orders seriously, should they change.
  • While returning home and while fire personnel remain in the area use caution, reduce your speed, drive with your headlights on and yield to emergency personnel.
  • Just because the flames are out doesn’t mean the danger is over. Damaged trees/terrain and flash flooding are just some of the dangers that exist after a wildfire. DO NOT put yourself or your loved ones in danger by exploring and remember to stay out of the forest closure area.

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