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Wildfire Evacuations in Wildernest
Great news! The Buffalo Mountain Fire evacuation order has been lifted! At 3:00 PM Thursday afternoon residents were able to return to their homes although a pre-evacuation notice is still in place, meaning that another evacuation could go into effect in the event that conditions worsen. As of Thursday, the fire was reportedly 45% contained and is still considered an active fire.
Those who were evacuated are advised to dispose of all perishable food as the power was out for over 24 hours. The FIRC (Family and Intercultural Resource Center) has placed multiple dumpsters throughout Wildernest for food disposal. Please do not dispose of food waste in your normal home or complex garbage receptacle as this will attrack bears and other unwanted wildlife. Additionally, the FIRC has placed volunteers at each dumpster site to provide complimentary food including staples like milk, eggs, pasta, chicken, fruits and vegetables.
UPDATE 06/14/2018, 2:30 PM
As of 06/12/2018, 11:00am - there is a wildfire reported on Buffalo Mountain in Silverthorne, Colorado and is being mitigated by the Red White & Blue Fire Protection District. An evacuation of the Wildernest neighborhood is underway. Please follow the Red White & Blue Fire Protection District on Facebook for the most current updates, and submit your phone number for text updates to Summit County Alert System. Also, Summit Daily is posting updates when they are provided by Local Authorities.