Cedaredge Fire Contained, Evacuations Lifted

By: KKCO Email
By: KKCO Email

Cedaredge, CO (KKCO) An incredible wildfire burns three miles north of Cedaredge. It broke out Friday afternoon. Multiple agencies responded. Officials tell us over 100 homes, and over 100 people within a two mile radius of Surface Creek Road and Ute Trail Road were evacuated to Cedaredge High School. Those evacuations have now been lifted. One barn was destroyed. No other structures were damaged. One young man was taken to the hospital with 2nd degree burns. We're told he's in stable condition. No other injuries were reported. Fire officials tell us the fire didn't reach BLM land. They say high winds made it difficult to fight the fire. Helicopters were also brought in to assist with the efforts. According to crews on the scene, the fire is now contained. Firefighters will be doing mop-ups throughout the night, and protecting against flare-ups. Officials tell us the town of just over 2,100 came together, cooperated, and did their part to get through this horrifying situation.

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  • by Susan on Jun 11, 2012 at 01:48 PM
    as I watched the news today about the fire near Ft. Collins, I couldn't help but be thankful that the Cederedge fire was so quickly contained and no lives lost. Those in this area have alot to be thankful for. Let's hope they find a way to get the other fire under control soon.
  • by Carol Location: Portland, OR on Jun 9, 2012 at 08:59 PM
    So glad to know everyone in one of my favorite towns is alright. Well wishes to the young man riding his ATV. My family has owned a cabin on Grand Mesa for 90 years. Great grandparents, grandparents and dad all lived in Cedaredge. My heart is with you all. Can't wait to be there in August. Job well done Delta Co & citizens!
  • by hillbilly Location: cedaredge on Jun 9, 2012 at 07:25 PM
    i am a 17 year old boy an i was less than a mile and a half from the fire an i was on stand by to evacuate my grandparents who are on oxygen and my parents were told by a county sheriff that there was authorities evacuating everyone past starnerloop rd and no one came to even check on us to see if we needed to evacuate
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      by susan on Jun 9, 2012 at 08:09 PM in reply to hillbilly
      glad to hear that you are ok even if you didn't get the warnings. But you should move out if you sense there could be danger. over and over we hear from the different fires that you shouldn't wait to get word just go. be safe.
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      by Anonymous on Jun 9, 2012 at 08:47 PM in reply to hillbilly
      It's not the government's responsibility to hold your hand kiddo. If they have time and resoucres to warn you, great. But don't grow up being an Obama baby and expect to dependent on and be spoon fed by the gov't.
  • by Wes Location: Cedaredge on Jun 9, 2012 at 07:13 PM
    My house is within 50 yards of where the fire came through and I was here the whole time to see and here what was going on and all of the crews on this fire were absolutely amazing. Great job to all involved!
  • by joe blow Location: cedaredge on Jun 9, 2012 at 06:33 PM
    i was sitting on the roof watching the fire as it came toward me and the police nor anybody else came to evecuate me and my grand parents that is on oxygen after authorities was notified of the fact and the fire got less than a mile from me
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      by Really? on Jun 9, 2012 at 10:17 PM in reply to joe blow
      When in doubt get the heck out! Why would you sit there and watch it? There are limited resources and ALOT of ground to cover. I would think that you see fire, have elderly grandparents perhaps you would then load them up and leave. WHY WOULD YOU WAIT TO SEE IF THEY WOULD HAVE TO TELL YOU? Amazing people cannot be accountable for themselves. No wonder the GOVT tries to take away our rights, they think we can't for ourselves.
  • by Curtis Location: Cedaredge on Jun 9, 2012 at 10:42 AM
    There was at least one defensible space in the vicinity created by forest thinning. for more information about defensible space please call 970-210-0638 or contact your local State Forest service center.
  • by Max Location: Englewood on Jun 9, 2012 at 10:28 AM
    WOW! Looks like your crews were in the best location for filming this fire and did an excellent job. We have a daughter living in the area so often watch this station and Channel 5 to stay up on the news in her area. Your film and reporting coverage was far superior. Thank you for doing a good job. Don't know how you managed to get such good footage and interviews, but sure beats watching film of the responding news truck and other vehicles. You have completely won me over to your news station. Keep up the good work. Very glad they were able to get control of this fire so quickly. We were glad to hear the boy who was injured is doing ok. Admirable young man to have been in the ambulance and still concerned about notifying an elderly resident.
  • by Jim Location: Denver on Jun 9, 2012 at 10:08 AM
    Congratulations to the KKCO film crew for great footage and a good report on this fire. We saw it on CNN this morning and noticed the kkco logo in the upper corner. With all the winds and dry conditions I am glad to hear it was contained quickly and no lives were lost.
  • by susan on Jun 9, 2012 at 10:05 AM
    sounds like kkco was on top of this news since I saw the kkco logo on the reports on CNN. Congratulations on excellent filming.
  • by WOW on Jun 9, 2012 at 01:19 AM
    Like wildfires, rumors about structures burning down are untrue..read the Daily Sentinel and see the quote from the fire chief that only a barn was burnt in the fire NOT houses!!!!! Glad that all was ok and the community came together! Great job to the Delta County Sheriffs Office, Delta Fire, Cedaredge Fire, EMS , and surrounding agencies. No life of houses were destroyed thanks to quick action!
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      by susan on Jun 9, 2012 at 10:04 AM in reply to WOW
      exactly as stated in the article. the 100 houses referred to those evacuated not burned. Also, as stated in the article, only one structure, a barn, was lost. no houses and no lives. the young man who rode his ATV out to warn people is a hero and should be very proud of his actions. He is a credit to his family.
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