Ute Park Fire – Ute Park Evacuation

A mandatory evacuation order has been issued by the Colfax County Emergency Management and the Colfax County Sheriff’s office for the Ute Park due to the increase of fire behavior and growth of the fire south of the community this afternoon. The evacuation is a proactive measure to ensure that the residents are safe and firefighting personnel are able to operate within the community. Crews are conducting point protection around the structures and will conduct burnout operation throughout the night to help protect the community.

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