LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – The Lime Gulch Fire Map 2013 for the Jefferson County Colorado wildfire grew last night. A new Lime Gulch Fire Evacuation map was issued last night for the blaze formerly named the Chair Rock Fire.
The Lime Gulch Fire send more than one hundred residents on evacuation last night, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office told news. The fire began because of lightning. But after igniting in a desolate area, the Lime Gulch Fire expanded significantly Wednesday.
Sheriff Ted Mink tells news that the evacuation area is being kept large despite no loss of structures. Mink has received the support of the Type 3 management team. But a Type 2 management staff will take over the fire fight this morning just after 6 am, officials tell news.
The mandatory evacuation zone area now includes Buffalo Creek Township, and the area around Cathedral Spires, close to South Foxton Road and West Platte River Road. The zone is said to be “3-mile radius from the intersection of Foxton and Platte River roads”, explains KWGN. Spring Creek subdivision is on pre-evacuation alert as well.
Evacuees are being sent to a shelter at Evergreen High School, at 29300 Buffalo Park Road. Large animals are being routed to the Jefferson County Fairgrounds at 15200 W. Sixth Ave; small animals are being routed to Foothills Animal Shelter, located at 580 McIntyre St. For the latest fire map click HERE. For continuing coverage click HERE.