The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Operations Center has issued a pre-evacuation warning for the area:
The Pre-evacuation warning includes the following area: North of Black Forest which includes South County Line Rd (Douglas/El Paso Counties)north to Gillian Rd west to Hwy 83 and east to Elbert/Douglas County line.
Please monitor local news channels for fire updates. If the fire comes dangerously close to your area, an evacuation order will be sent. However, residents must maintain situational awareness. If you are in danger, DO NOT WAIT for an evacuation order. Take the initiative to leave immediately if local conditions warrant such action.
Please refrain from calling 9-1-1 unless you have an actual emergency. The Douglas County websitewww.douglas.co.us and the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office website, www.dcsheriff.net will be updated as more information becomes available.
This is a pre-evacuation warning .