Decker Fire

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Last updated Sat., Oct 19, 7:45 a.m.

At last update, officials say the blaze has grown to 8,694 acres and remains 30 percent contained. Officials says current cost of fighting the fire has reached $16.4 million.

Earlier this week, authorities in Chaffee County have lifted additional evacuation notices for some residents living near the Decker Fire. As of 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, evacuations for CR 101, Bear Creek were shifted to a pre-evacuation status.

Officials say CR 101 will remain closed to traffic, with the exception of residents living on the road. CR 108 remains closed to all traffic, with the exception of residents of Boot Hill and Methodist Estates.

On Tuesday, the evacuation notice for Chaffee County residents of Silverheels Drive and directly west of there was reverted to pre-evacuation status. 

In Fremont County, residents of Swissvale and Wellsville were be allowed to return to their homes earlier this week, but remain on pre-evacuation notice.

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Updated 2:13 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019

The Decker Fire burning near Salida is nearing 6500 acres, but now has 14 percent of the perimeter contained. Nearly 900 personnel are actively working the fire.

National Forest Service

The Decker Fire in Chaffee County has effected KRCC's 95.7 transmission to Salida, Buena Vista and Villa Grove, but we are hopeful that KRCC's fm signal will be broadcasting shortly. 

Electrical power to the tower site has been cut for safety concerns, and attempts are being made to reach the tower site on Methodist Mountain via helicopter in order to activate propane generators. 

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Oct 3, 2019

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Oct 3, 2019

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Hugh Fairfield-Smith / Decker Fire crew member via Decker Fire Facebook page

Last Update: 7:45 p.m., Tuesday, 10/8/19

Effective Wednesday at 10 a.m., Chaffee County Sheriff John Spezze is lifting evacuation notices for the residents of the Methodist Estates and Boothill subdivisions, as well as other residents who access their homes via County Road 108 and the Chaffee County residents who access their homes via County Road 101, Bear Creek. Valid ID or rapid tag ID is required to gain re-entry. All residences remain on pre-evacuation notice.

In Fremont County, Pine Ridge remains on pre-evacuation notice, as well as portions of Howard.

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Smoke from the Decker Fire burning in the Sangre de Christo Wilderness area moved into Colorado Springs Monday afternoon. The heavy smoke is also seen in Southern Douglas County.

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