Information Resources For Waldo Canyon Fire

By: KKTV
By: KKTV

For people seeking information on the Waldo Canyon fire, or wanting to offer assistance, there are several numbers you can call.

For more information on the fire, you can call the El Paso County Sheriff's Office at 719-520-7183/7069.

Questions can also be directed to these five numbers:

719-520-7058
720-402-7935
720-202-4510
720-202-8521
720-237-9947
720-237-3417

These numbers are available from 7 a.m.-10 p.m. daily.

The Disaster Recover Center is a one-stop center for evacuees to access a range of services from grief counseling to health services to insurance representatives. It's located at the former El Paso County Department of Human Services building at 105 North Spruce Street. It is open to citizens from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily except the Fourth of July when it will be open 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Click here for more details

People with non-emergency legal questions related to the Waldo Canyon fire can call 800-332-6736. According to the Colorado Bar Association, callers can leave their information, including name, contact information, and the nature of their legal issue or question, and will be contacted by an attorney within 48 hours to answer questions or to refer them to a legal aid organization.

CBA says attorneys will assist with questions related to issues such as property loss, insurance claims, landlord-tenant issues, replacing wills and other important legal documents, and consumer protection matters.

The local Red Cross can be reached at 719-632-3563. Those wanting to donate money can go to http://www.redcross.org.

For non-emergency assistance and service referrals, call Pikes Peak United Way at 719-955-0742.

Those wanting to offer assistance can check out this website: http://www.helpcoloradonow.org, http://www.redcross.org, www.discovermygoodwill.org or http://www.tsacs.org/registertoring

Want to donate to firefighters? Click on www.ppcf.org for information on the Waldo Canyon Firefighters Fund.

Volunteers experienced with working with large animals can call Penrose Equestrian Center to volunteer at 719-520-7773.

To sign up for emergency notifications, check out this website: http://www.elpasoteller911.org".

Non-perishable food and water donations can be taken to Care and Share, located on 2605 Preamble Point, from 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday. Walgreens had teamed up with Care and Share; all locations are now accepting donations during business hours.

World Arena is a drop-off location for Care and Share. Donations can also be taken to any Goodwill location in Colorado Springs.

24 Hour Fitness is offering free showers for evacuees. Participating locations are at 3650 Austin Bluffs Parkway and 1892 Southgate. You can also charge your laptop and phones at these locations.

Wildland investigators are seeking the public's help in tracking down possible leads into the exact cause. U.S. Forest Service investigators ask that anyone who was in the Waldo Canyon area around the time the fire started, which was sometime before noon Saturday, call 719-477-4205.


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