East Troublesome Fire
The East Troublesome Fire originated in Grand County in the Arapaho National Forest.
Re-Entry Information for Specific Areas West of Highway 34
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The Grand County Sheriff’s Office has announced the re-entry plan for specific areas on the west side of Highway 34.
Certain areas on the west side of Highway 34 north into the Town of Grand Lake are open. Residents are allowed to access those areas west of Highway 34 with the exception of those areas listed below. Several areas to the west of Highway 34 will remain closed as firefighters, law enforcement, utility crews and Disaster Assessment Teams continue their work.
See the maps below. Green roads are OPEN to residents. Red roads are CLOSED to everyone, no exceptions.
The following Traffic Control Points remain in place preventing traffic to the west of these intersections:
- Lower Scandlock (County Rd 4052) to the west of Highway 34
- Main Scanlock (County Rd 4052) to the west of Highway 34
- Upper Scanlock (County Road 4051) to the west of Highway 34
- County Road 4064 to the west of Highway 34
- County Road 41 prior to County Road 410
- County Road 4 prior to County Road 451
- County Road 442 prior to Private Drive
- County Road 46 prior to Private Drive
- County Road 47 to the west of Highway 34
- County Road 479 (Mary Drive) prior to Tall Pine Circle
- County Road 48 west of Highway 34
- Highway 34 closed at County Road 48
Firefighters remain actively working in areas to the west of Highway 34 and road closures are possible in re-opened areas due to firefighting activity and road conditions.
There was a period of time during the fire in which your electrical power was lost. This will impact food quality and safety in your home. You should make plans to ensure an adequate food supply prior to returning to your home.
Highway 125 is CLOSED. Re-entry for areas along Highway 125 will require more extensive preparation, disaster assessment and safety management. The Grand County Sheriff’s Office is developing plans for the re-opening of areas on Highway 125 north of Highway 40. If you have questions on the re-opening please call the Grand County Emergency Operations Center Information Line at 970-725-3803.
Property Re-entry Phases
The Grand County Sheriff’s Office is actively working with the State Damage Assessment Team going through properties in the most heavily affected areas of the East Troublesome Fire area. As complete information from the State Damage Assessment Team is provided to the Sheriff’s Office, a three phase approach is currently underway.
Un-affected neighborhoods. As they are deemed safe, a re-entry plan for your neighborhood or subdivision will be shared.
Houses outside of common subdivisions or neighborhoods who were still unaffected by the fire. Once deemed safe to re-enter, a plan and notification will be shared.
Neighborhoods, subdivisions and homes in areas affected by the fire. The Assessment Team is documenting each house, and classifying them as destroyed, damaged or intact. As these areas become safe for re-entry, the Sheriff’s Office and Team will begin to allow re-entry on a case-by-case basis.
Information for Those Impacted
For those impacted by the 2020 Colorado Wildfires, please use the below links for more information.
- Consumer Advisory: Insurance Tips for Coloradans Impacted by Wildfires
- Rocky Mountain Insurance Information Association (RMIIA) Wildfire Page
- Homeowners Insurance Claims Filing Guide
- Step-by-Step Home Insurance Claim Recovery Guide
- Insurance Company Contact Information
- Homeowners Insurance Basics
- Auto Insurance Basics
- What To Do After a Catastrophe
- Catastrophe Facts & Statistics
- Creating a Home Inventory
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The Sheriff has issues an evacuation notice for both sides on Highway 125 from mile post 5 to the Grand/Jackson line. Highway 125 will be closed because of the heavy smoke and proximity of the East Troublesome Fire.
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Today is Oct 16, 2020. The East Troublesome Fire continues to grow in size. The Grand County Sheriff has issued a pre-evacuation order for the west side of HWY 34 and east of HWY 125, so you can prepare in the event that you receive a mandatory evacuation order. Please have all necessary items ready to go, such as a change of clothes, an extra pair of shoes, prescription meds, identification, wallets, cash, water and snacks. Don’t forget your pets and their food, bowls and meds.
If you have livestock to evacuate, do so now while you have time. If you do not feel safe, you can evacuate on your own.
If you have evacuated or chose to evacuate early, please register using East Troublesome Fire Evacuee(s) Registration Form to assist with the re-entry process.
Please do not call 911 unless you have an emergency. This is a pre-evacuation notification only.
10/15/20 1:45 AM
Evacuation orders have been issued for the northern part of CR 21.
10/14/20 7:00 PM
East Troublesome Fire Update
The fire is approx. 400 acres in the US Forest. Evacuation orders are in effect for the Big Horn Park subdivision. Multiple aircraft and fire personnel are on scene.
10/14/20 6:40 PM
East Troublesome Fire Evacuation update
The Sheriff is allowing residents of Big Horn Park to come and go until 10:00PM tonight, Oct 14th. After 10 PM the Sheriff’s Office will have a hard closure and no one will be allowed into Big Horn Park. Due to erratic winds and fire behavior this could expedite the closure time.
10/14/20 4:15 PM
East Troublesome Fire Evacuations for Big Horn Park subdivision
The Grand County Sheriff has issued a mandatory evacuation order the Big Horn Park, due the close proximity of the East Troublesome Fire.
Take an overnight bag with necessary items and drive to the Kremmling Fairgrounds for evacuee accountability.
Make sure you have your identification or driver's license with you.
Do not call 9-1-1 unless you have an emergency. Evacuate now.