Fire Recovery Resources
The East Troublesome Fire originated in Grand County in the Arapaho National Forest.
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Re-entry Information for Previously Evacuated Areas
All areas to the north of mile marker 5.3 on HWY 125 to mile marker 20, both east and west, are open. The highway is now open for thru traffic and property owners may re-enter the area.
Please be aware of hazards that still exist in the area. A significant concern will be falling trees. Watch around homes, when outdoors, driving through neighborhoods and along roadways.
Utilities continue to be a challenge in the area. If you re-enter at this time, you may not have all utility services to your property. Please contact your utility companies directly for specific needs or additional concerns. You may also experience intermittent service as utility companies continue to conduct work.
Emergency services are available as needed. Smoke and fire still may still exist in some areas. If you see a fire causing possible danger to a structure, please call 911.
The Disaster Assistance Center for the East Troublesome Fire (Grand Zone) is now VIRTUAL! Click here to see the virtual Disaster Assistance Center resources.
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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10/17/20 7:02 AM
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.