Waldo Canyon Fire Update as of 9:30 pm
As of 9:30 p.m. on June 23, the Waldo Canyon Fire is at approximately 2,000 acres with 0% containment. No structures have been lost or are immediately threatened. Response is staffed with 350 personnel and is under Unified Command with US Forest Service, El Paso County and City of Colorado Springs. Cooperating agencies include: El Paso County Sheriff, U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Park Service, El Paso County, CSFD, CSPD, Colorado Springs Utilities, Green Mountain Fire Department, Cascade Fire Department, and Colorado State Forest Service.
The fire is expected to remain active throughout the night. Additional resources are incoming tonight and tomorrow. A Type I Incident Management Team is expected to arrive tomorrow with a possible transition of command Monday morning. Type 1 Command is used in complex emergencies needing resources from multiple agencies.
Fire engines will be staged in evacuated subdivisions for structure protection. CSPD and EPC Sheriff's Office are also in these areas for security and to staff closure points.
Mining Exchange Wyndham Grand Hotel Offers Special Rate to Evacuees
The new Mining Exchange Wyndham Grand Hotel is offering 60 rooms at the owners’ rate of $99/night for any evacuees needing short-term shelter for the next few nights. Please call (719) 323-2000 to make reservations. These are rooms that were being finished to put into hotel inventory in the next week or so that the owner has made available early for this purpose.
Mandatory Evacuation Orders:
- Cedar Heights Subdivision and Mountain Shadows south of Chuck Wagon are under mandatory evacuation. Boundaries are Rampart Range Road to the west and everything west of 30thand Centennial from Gateway Road north to Chuck Wagon. This is the only mandatory or voluntary evacuation in affect at this time in City limits.
- CORRECTION to reported voluntary evacuations for Mountain Shadows. There are no evacuation orders in place at this time for Mountain Shadows other than those south of Chuck Wagon Road.
- Garden of the Gods Park and Garden of the Gods Visitor Center are closed.
- Approximately 1050 homes have been evacuated.
- 200 people from Glen Eyrie Conference Center were evacuated to the Woodmen Valley Chapel.
- Red Cross shelter for residents evacuated at Cheyenne Mountain High School (1200 Cresta Road).
- Penrose Equestrian Center is providing shelter for large animals evacuated from the fire area (1045 W Rio Grande St.)
- Pikes Peak Humane Society is providing shelter for smaller animals (610 Abbott Lane)
- Bear Creek Veterinary Care is providing shelter for smaller animals (960 Pico Point). They can take16 more dogs and cats and any small caged animals.
- Citizens wanting to help can make monetary donations to on RedCross.org. Goods are not accepted at this time. Monetary donations will stay in this community.
*The single fire has been named two different names by different agencies. The official name of the fire is now the Waldo Canyon Fire.