U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo., –  The installation commander has issued an evacuation order for all residents in Pine Valley Housing on the Air Force Academy.

Effective immediately, all residents need to depart the installation.

If you have not already made evacuation arrangements, please report to the main gate (Gate 1) of Fort Carson.  Identify yourself as a resident evacuating from the Air Force Academy.  From there, proceed to the Fort Carson Special Events Center.  The Center is a gymnasium-type facility so

personnel should limit baggage to the minimum requirements for three days.

There is limited capacity for pets.  Pet owners should reference Inciweb.org.  Click on “Waldo Canyon Fire” for information on local pet shelters.  If you do bring pets to Fort Carson they must be in an appropriate pet carrier.  Pets will be housed separately, in the open air, from their owners.

If evacuating to Fort Carson, you are asked to bring blankets and pillows, toiletries and clothing for at least 3 days.

A list of other evacuation items is posted on www.usafa.af.mil.  Click on the “Waldo Canyon Fire” tab.

Personnel assigned to USAFA should report to their chain of command, once they arrive at their evacuation destination.

The portion of the Academy that houses cadets is not being evacuated at this time.

For updates on the evacuation, go to www.usafa.af.mil and click on the “Waldo Canyon Fire” tab or call the Straight Talk Line at 719-333-7876.

 

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