County Downgrades Four Areas Of Mandatory to Pre-Evacuation

An image of the burn area in the Black Forest fire.

Sunday night - El Paso County downgraded four areas of mandatory evacuations to pre-evacuation status.

In order to return home to these areas, residents will need to show proof of occupancy with their driver's license or vehicle registration.

The general public is asked to stay away from these areas and for everyone to be aware of emergency vehicle traffic. Emergency vehicles should be given the right-of-way.

The areas now under pre-evacuation status are:

1. The area between Highland Estates Drive west to Black Forest Rd, from Walker Rd south to Hodgen Rd. is now on Pre Evac.

2. The area west of Vollmer Rd. from Hogden Rd south to just south of Kirk Dr, then west across Wildridge Rd. just south of Basin Dr. across Black Forest Rd, just south of Country Estates Lane, turning north west to connect with the current boundary line.
Kirk Dr. is now on Pre Evac
Basin Dr. is now on Pre Evac
Country Estates Lane is now on Pre Evac
Connaught Dr. is still in the Mandatory Evac zone.
Areas on the east side of Vollmer Rd are still in the Mandatory Evac zone.

3. The a small area just east of Hwy 83 including Abert Way and Chickaree Lane is now on Pre Evacuation

4. The area between Shoup Rd. south to Burgess Rd., from Howells Rd. east to Vollmer Rd. is now on Pre Evac status.
Shoup Road remains closed to all citizens for the safety of emergency personnel and emergency vehicles utilizing the road to continue to fight the fire.
Residents with addresses on Shoup Rd., Donavan Lane, Casey Lane, Glenridge Lane and Clair Lane will not be allowed to access their homes off of Shoup Rd.