Officials provide update on 403IC fire in Park and Teller Counties

Published: Mar. 31, 2023 at 8:25 AM MDT|Updated: Mar. 31, 2023 at 12:12 PM MDT
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PARK COUNTY, Colo. (KKTV) -Evacuation orders are still in place Friday morning for several communities in Park and Teller Counties in response to a wildfire that started Thursday.

Park County officials said that as of 11 a.m. Friday, the wildfire had reached over 1,100 acres and confirmed that evacuation orders in Park County were still in place until further notice.

First evacuation orders were given in Park County at about 11:40 a.m. Thursday, with Teller County officials giving evacuation and pre-evacuation orders for several subdivisions after 4:30 p.m. Emergency shelters were also set up in Lake George and Woodland Park for those needing to evacuate. As of 8:40 Thursday night, the fire had burned 1,047 acres.

A briefing was scheduled for 9 a.m. Friday at the Grange. A video of that briefing from Teller County can be viewed at the top of this article. Teller County officials said that a deputy was available at this briefing to provide deputy escorts to anyone who may need to return home to pick up medication or animals.

Officials also said that donations of things like eye drops, cough drops and water are needed for both Park and Teller Counties. Park County donations can be dropped off at the Lake George fire station, and Teller County donations can be dropped off to the Sheriff’s Office in Divide.

Click here for updates from the Red Cross.

Click here for updates from CodeRED for Park County.

Click here for updates from Peak Alerts for Teller County.

This article will be updated once we recieve information from the agencies involved, and we will continue to provide updates as we learn more.