#ElephantButteFire: Wildland fire north of Evergreen High School

13 Jul 2020 15:12 #1 by MountainTownAlerts
Fire reported, crews attempting to determine exact location, access may be from Upper Bear Creek Rd.
Westbound traffic being shut down on Upper Bear Creek Rd.

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13 Jul 2020 15:18 - 13 Jul 2020 15:20 #2 by MountainTownAlerts
Staging crews 31000 block of Upper Bear Creek Rd, 2 SEATS are available out of Fremont County.

Evergreen Fire Rescue 1m ago
EFR is currently responding to a report of a Wildland fire in the area of Upper Bear Creek Rd. and Overlook Trail. Please stay out of this area and give way to responders.

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13 Jul 2020 15:29 - 13 Jul 2020 15:32 #4 by MountainTownAlerts
Requesting Elk Creek Fire and Platte Canyon Fire Wildland Modules to respond to fire.
Edit to add: Platte Canyon Fire mod not available.
Evacuating 3 Sisters Park.

Fire is roughly located in the 3500 block of Overland Trail.

Edit to add:
WeedyWonka @JudyRien 39min ago
⁦@MyMountainTown There is a fire in the North Side if Three Sisters.
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13 Jul 2020 15:39 - 13 Jul 2020 15:40 #5 by MountainTownAlerts

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13 Jul 2020 15:43 #6 by MountainTownAlerts
Asking if it might be possible to dip from smaller private ponds to the west of the fire, they seem to think it will move north.

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13 Jul 2020 15:55 #7 by JeffcoOpenSpace
CLOSED: Alderfer/Three Sisters Park closed until further notice due to active wildfire #jeffcotrails

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13 Jul 2020 16:14 #8 by MountainTownAlerts
Per Indian Hills Fire PIO, it's now called the Elephant Butte Fire. 2 SEATS, 1 Type 1 helicopter ordered.
Elephant Butte Fire by Michele Wright on our Facebook Page:


Conifer Mountain View by Michelle Amsden Flick


Ajeffcosheriffco 8min ago
The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office has issued an evacuation order for Upper Bear Creek Rd Elephant Butte area due to wildland fire. The CodeRed was sent out to a 5-mile radius & includes 250 homes. There is a threat to your safety & you should leave this area immediately 1/3

Best routes out of the area are West End Upper Bear Creek Rd West to King Murphy Elementary School. Evacuation centers are established at King Murphy Elementary 425 Circle K Ranch Road and Evergreen Middle School 2059 Hiwan Drive 2/3 #jeffco

If you need help to evacuate, call 9 1 1 immediately. Large animals and livestock may be taken to the Jefferson County Fairgrounds; pets may be taken to the evacuation center or @FAShelter
#jeffco 3/3 @efr_co
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13 Jul 2020 16:15 - 13 Jul 2020 16:57 #9 by MountainTownAlerts
Fire estimated at 30-40 acres burning, torching in trees. It's going over the ridge to the southeast from where it started.

Edit to add: video from MountainMan @realmrmom 13m
Fire near EvergreenLake....Copters picking up water.....

Latest view from our Evergreen Lake webcam:

mymountaintown.com/weather-traffic/i-70-...-golden-to-evergreen
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13 Jul 2020 17:05 #10 by MountainTownAlerts
SEATs unable to launch due to weather but a heavy tanker is coming from Ft Collins.

Video of the fire from a resident that was sent to us via AlphaPixelReach


Jeffco Sheriff @jeffcosheriffco 8m
This map shows the #ElephantButteFire evacuation area, which has been expanded and now includes about 700 homes #jeffco @efr_co


Jeffco Sheriff @jeffcosheriffco 6m
#ElephantButteFire is at about 5 acres in size as of 4:45 pm #jeffco
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