Update: 5:13 PM. Shelter, Animal Boarding for Pueblo County evacuees

A Red Cross center is now open for Pueblo County residents evacuated from their homes. Location: 84 Stanford, Church of the Nazarene. Please don’t bring donations of any kind to the center.

Animals that need boarding can go to the Colorado State Fairgrounds, though Pueblo officials request you bring food for your animal if possible.

The fire has now crossed the Custer/Pueblo County Line. While this evacuation is a precautionary measure, citizens that have been asked to evacuate need to do so. The winds are very strong and unpredictable; the fire may become a threat to Pueblo County lives and property.

Red Cross Shelter for Wetmore Fire Evacees:

First Southern Baptist Church 303 E. 3rd St in Florence.

4:08 PM Pueblo County evacuations

In addition to the Custer County evacuations listed below, Pueblo County says they’ve evacuated about 308 homes about four miles into the Pueblo County area, above Highway 96. Residents should have received a reverse-911 call.

The specific area evacuated in Pueblo County is between North Creek Rd east to Siloam Road. In addition, Highway 96 W is closed to westbound traffic at the far west Lake Pueblo entrance.

Officials ask residents not to call 911 to report heavy smoke in the area.

Custer County Evacuations

The Custer County Office of Emergency Management has issued the following evacuations due to a fire:

Village of Greenwood Village
County Roads: 389, 390, 391


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