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Black Forest Fire Stats at a Glance:

Updated 11 a.m. June 25

Estimated Size 14,280 acres

Containment 100 percent

Impact At least 509 homes destroyed, 3,653 unaffected. Twenty-eight sustained partial damage. There are still homes whose statuses are unverified.

Growth Potential Low

Planned Actions Continued perimeter patrol and mop up operations will continue to be conducted.

Significant Events 100% containment was reported.

Royal Gorge Fire Stats at a Glance:

Updated 12 p.m., June 18

Time/Date Started: June 11, 2013 approximately 1 p.m.

Location: Fremont County, Colorado

Cause: Under Investigation

Fuels: Piñon Juniper, Sage Brush

Size: 3,218 acres

Containment: 100 percent

Growth Potential: Low

Terrain: High

Planned Action: Mop-up and patrol to secure control lines in all Divisions.

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Current School And Business Closings

Last Updated: 04/21/2015 05:41 AM
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Type: Churches Top of Page

Woodmen Valley Chapel2-hr delay Fri.: All AM activities canceled. Office opens 10AM

Type: Other Top of Page

Compassion International2-hr delay Fri.
Peak Vista Community Health CentersClosed Friday: Health center in Divide
Pikes Peak Library DistrictClosed Friday: Ute Library only.

Type: Schools Top of Page

Air Force Academy2-hr delay Fri.: Non-mission essent., classes start 9AM
Banning Lewis Ranch Academy2-hr delay Fri.
C-1 Elizabeth Schools2-hr delay Fri.
Colorado Springs Early Colleges2-hr delay Fri.
Corpus Christi Catholic School1 Hr Delay: Friday
D-11 Col SpringsAs Scheduled
D-12 Cheyenne MtnAs Scheduled
D-14 Manitou SpringsClosed Friday
D-2 HarrisonAs Scheduled
D-20 Academy2-hr delay Fri.
D-200 Elbert County SchoolsClosed Friday
D-3 WidefieldAs Scheduled
D-38 Lewis-PalmerClosed Friday
D-49 FalconClosed Friday
D-60 PuebloAs Scheduled
D-70 Pueblo CtyAs Scheduled
D-8 Fountain-Ft CarsonAs Scheduled
Divine Redeemer Catholic School2-hr delay Fri.: No AM preschool
Evangelical Christian Academy2-hr delay Fri.
Falcon School Based Health CenterClosed Friday
Frontier Charter Academy2-hr delay Fri.
Monument Academy Charter SchoolClosed Friday: No kinder/preschool. BASE closed.
Pikes Peak Community CollegeClosed Friday: Falcon campus only
Pikes Peak School of Expeditionary LearningClosed Friday
RE-2 Woodland PkClosed Friday
RJ-1 Calhan Schools2-hr delay Fri.: Buses on storm routes, no AM presch, AVP
St. Marys High School2-hr delay Fri.
St. Paul Catholic School2-hr delay Fri.
St. Peters Catholic School - MonumentClosed Friday

If A Wildfire Threatens Your Home...

Tips from the Red Cross to lessen the threat of a wildfire:
  • If a wildfire is burning near someone’s neighborhood, they should back their car into the garage or park it in an open space facing the direction of escape.
  • People should confine pets to one room so they can find them if they need to get out quickly.
  • Listen to local radio and television stations for updated information, and be ready to leave at a moment’s notice.
  • Keep indoor air clean by closing windows and doors to prevent outside smoke from getting in.
  • Use the recycle or re-circulate mode on the air conditioner in the home or car.
  • Do not use anything that burns and adds to indoor air pollution, such as candles, fireplaces and gas stoves.
  • Avoid running the vacuum cleaner because it stirs up particles that are already inside the home.
  • If someone has asthma or another lung disease, they should follow their health care provider's advice and seek medical care if their symptoms worsen.

Supplies to take with you if you need to evacuate:
  • Water—one gallon per person, per day (3­day supply)
  • Food—non­perishable, easy­to­prepare items (3­day supply)
  • Flashlight
  • Battery­powered or hand­crank radio (NOAA Weather Radio, if possible)
  • Extra batteries
  • First aid kit
  • Medications (7­day supply) and medical items
  • Multi­purpose tool
  • Sanitation and personal hygiene items
  • Copies of personal documents (medication list and pertinent medical information, deed/lease to home, birth certificates, insurance policies)
  • Cell phone with chargers
  • Family and emergency contact information
  • Extra cash
  • Emergency blanket
  • Map(s) of the area
  • Other essential items that could not be replaced if they were destroyed
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