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Sheriff Maketa downgraded a new area of Mandatory Evacuation to Pre-Evacuation Status. Beginning immediately, the following roads west of Vollmer Road are now on pre-evacuation status and residents can go home.
• Homes with Highway 83 addresses and direct access off Highway 83
• Lakeview Drive
• Ponderosa Road
• Freeman Drive
• Woodcrest Drive
• Cyprus Road
• Ponderosa Springs Point

Residents should access the area from the north off Hodgen Road via Herring Road or Vollmer.
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Sheriff Maketa will temporarily open the area west of Black Forest Road and east of Hwy 83 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, June 19, to residents only. Residents will only be able to stay for three hours. All residents in this area will be required to leave at 1 p.m. The Sheriff hopes to reopen the area permanently within the next couple of days.

Residents need to enter at one of the following checkpoints:
• West: Shoup Rd. and Tahosa Lane
• South: Black Forest Rd. and Shoup Rd.
• North: Black Forest Rd. and Connaught Dr.

Residents in the following area – Falcon Drive east to Milam Road, and along Peregrine Way, south of Darr Circle, and north of Shoup Road – must be escorted to and from their residence by law enforcement due to the on going investigation on the cause of the fire. The residents will have privacy while inspecting their homes.

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New areas open Tuesday at 8 p.m.:

Sheriff Maketa downgrades two new areas of Mandatory Evacuation to Pre-Evacuation Status. Beginning at 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 18, the following roads south of Shoup Rd. between Milam Road and Holmes Road are now on pre-evacuation status and residents can go home.
Donavan Lane
Casey Lane
Glenridge Lane
Addresses on the south side of Shoup Road between Milam Road and Holmes Road
Resident must access the area through Milam Road to Shoup Road.

Clair Lane has also been downgraded to pre-evacuation status. Residents can return home via Black Forest Road to Shoup Road.

Residents trying to reenter will need to show their driver’s license or vehicle registration. Residents are encouraged to leave heavy equipment alone. Please do not remove the flags on your property. Those are a signal to first responders the area has been cleared for reentry.

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New areas to open Tuesday at 4 p.m.:
Sheriff Maketa will open the area north of Shoup Rd. and east of Black Forest Rd. to residents only at 4pm. Residents will only be able to stay for three hours from 4pm-7pm. Residents will be required to leave at 7pm. The Sheriff hopes to reopen the area permanently within the next two days.

Residents need to enter at one of the following checkpoints:
Shoup Rd. and Black Forest Rd.; Black Forest Rd. and Connaught Dr.; Vollmer Rd. and Shoup Rd.; Vollmer Rd. and Kirk Dr.

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New areas to open Tuesday at 2 p.m.:

Residents of Cathedral Pines and these three addresses 12780, 12630, 12840 Milam Rd. will be allowed back into their properties at 2 p.m. today. They will remain on pre-evacuation status. To access the area residents need to travel north on Milam Rd. until it intersects with Shoup Rd. Shoup Rd. from Vollmer to Tahosa Rd. remains closed to the public.

Vessey Rd. east of Holmes Rd. and Peregrine Way will remain under mandatory evacuation.

Residents reentering will need to show their driver’s license, I.D. or vehicle registration and are encouraged to leave heavy equipment alone. Please do not remove the flags on your property. Those are a signal to first responders the area has been cleared for reentry.
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All areas east of Vollmer Rd. and north of Burgess Rd. will be allowed back into their homes 11 a.m. Tuesday and downgraded to pre-evacuation status. Residents may access the area through the following roads:

• Walker Rd
• Murphy Rd
• Hodgen Rd
• Latigo Blvd
• Vollmer Rd
• Raygor Rd
• Meridian Rd.
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As of 8 p.m. Monday night the following areas have changed:

Sheriff Maketa has downgraded these new areas from Mandatory Evacuation to Pre-Evacuation Status. The following roads north of Shoup Rd. and west of Tahosa Ln. are now open.

• Abert Way
• Kaibab Ct.
• Oak Chief Way
• Briddle Bit Rd.
• Morris Trail
• Kakatosi Ln.
• West of Tahosa Ln. to Kakatosi Ln.

The following is a running list of all evacuation orders that have been downgraded or lifted:

As of 10:40 a.m. Monday, the following areas have been downgraded to pre-evacuation status:
• South of Walker Rd.
• East of Bar X Rd. and Highland Estates Rd.
• North of Hodgen Rd.
• West of Winchester Rd.
• North side of Morgan Rd.
• North side of Hardy Rd.

This does not include the areas east of Winchester Rd., south of Morgan Rd. and south of Hardy Rd. Including the following roads north of Hodgen Rd:
(areas north of Hodgen Rd. still under mandatory evacuation)
• Remington Rd.
• Rifle Terrace
• West Goshawk Rd.
• East Goshawk Rd.
• Albert Ridge View

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As of 8:00 a.m. Sunday, the following areas have been downgraded to pre-evacuation status from mandatory evacuation status.

- The area between Highland Estates Drive west to Black Forest Rd, from Walker Rd south to Hodgen Rd. is now on Pre Evac.
- 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., Basin Dr., and Country Estates Lane are on per-evacuation status. Connaught Dr. is still in the Mandatory Evac zone. Areas on the east side of Vollmer Rd are still in the Mandatory Evac zone.
- The a small area just east of Hwy 83 including Abert Way and Chickaree Lane is now on pre-evacuation.
- 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. Residents with addresses on Shoup Rd., Donavan Lane, Casey Lane, Glenridge Lane and Clear Lane will not be allowed to access their homes off of Shoup Rd.

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As of 8 a.m. Saturday, all existing evacuations in Elbert County, pre-evacuations west of Highway 83, and all voluntary evacuations in Colorado Springs have been lifted.

As of 2 p.m. El Paso County has changed these areas from Mandatory to Pre-Evacuation: Leprechaun Lane, Howells Road, Rainbow Lane, Crossland Lane, Ford Drive, Timber Lane, Timberlane Court, Creekview Road, High Meadows Lane and Crosslen Lane.

Some mandatory evacuation have been changed to pre-evacuations at 8 p.m. Saturday: the area north of Hodgen Rd. and west of Black Forest Rd., and areas north of Walker Rd. Highway 83, Walker Road, and Meridian Road are still closed.


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