Pre-evacuation in effect for part of Douglas County

Lime Gulch Fire forcing DCSO’s hand

Staff Report
Posted

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office is making preliminary plans to evacuate western parts of the county if the Lime Gulch Fire grows in size and changes direction.

Roxborough Village, Roxborough State Park, Roxborough Park subdivision, Waterton Canyon, the Ravenna subdivision and parts of Pike National Forest north of Highway 67 and west to Rampart Range Road are included in the "readiness" alert.

Updates will be posted to www.dcsheriff.net and www.douglas.co.us

While the Roxborough area is not under any kind of notice or order right now, the Douglas County Sheriff's Office is asking homeowners to consider what they might need to take should there be an actual evacuation.

Those items might include money, credit cards, medications, cell phones and chargers.

In the event the fire comes too close, an evacuation order will be sent. Residents are being asked to use situational awareness, however, and if in immediate danger, not to wait for an evacuation order but leave immediately if conditions warrant doing so.

People are also being asked to refrain from calling 9-1-1 unless they have an actual, specific emergency.

As more information becomes available, the sheriff’s department will post updates at www.dcsheriff.net  and at www.douglas.co.us.

To see a map of the area under pre-evacuation, click here.

Anyone with special needs should register with the Douglas County Emergency Management Special Needs Registry. This is a database of folks in the county with special needs who may require assistance in the event of a disaster. The information may also be used to assist emergency personnel and volunteers in providing assistance. Participation in the Special Needs Registry is voluntary.

BE PREPARED:

  • Three-day supply of medications, extra water and food, cash or credit cards, important documents
  • Emergency phone numbers and contacts, extra phone batteries and chargers
  • Food and other needs for small and large animals
  • Know the quickest evacuation route, destination should there be an evacuation, and have a full gas tank