Evacuations for Old Park, Gore Lakes are lifted; Silver Creek Fire still moving north | SkyHiNews.com

Evacuations for Old Park, Gore Lakes are lifted; Silver Creek Fire still moving north

A 737 flies over the Old Park neighborhood, circling the Silver Creek Fire on Friday.
Bryce Martin / bmartin@skyhinews.com

Residents of the Old Park and Gore Lakes neighborhoods can breathe a slight sigh of relief as evacuations were lifted Monday morning, according to local authorities.

The evacuations, which were issued at around 5 p.m. Friday, were lifted as of 10 a.m., according to the Grand County Office of Emergency Management. Residents in the area will remain on pre-evacuation notice, which means they must be ready to leave “at a moment’s notice.”

Latigo Ranch, which was evacuated Sept. 12, will remain evacuated.

Recreational vehicles, trailers, boats and other large vehicles that have been stored elsewhere are being asked to stay there for the next few days until more details on the fire activity are discussed, per officials.

Livestock and animals that have been sheltered at the CSU Extension may be picked up beginning at 8:30 a.m., until 5 p.m. People are asked to check-in with the staff before removing animals.

Officials are asking people driving in the area of the fire to be safe as there will be a lot of vehicles on the road and people eager to return home. Between 5:30 and 7 p.m. there will be a major increase of firefighter traffic on Highway 34.

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