Areal Flood Warning issued August 23 at 6:24PM MDT expiring August 23 at 9:15PM MDT in effect for: Montezuma
Flash Flood Warning issued August 23 at 4:13PM MDT expiring August 23 at 6:45PM MDT in effect for: Fremont
Flash Flood Warning issued August 23 at 5:53PM MDT expiring August 23 at 8:45PM MDT in effect for: Rio Blanco
Flash Flood Watch issued August 23 at 3:07AM MDT expiring August 23 at 10:00PM MDT in effect for: Archuleta, Delta, Dolores, Gunnison, Hinsdale, La Plata, Mesa, Montezuma, Montrose, Ouray, San Juan, San Miguel
Elbert Fire 90 Percent Contained; Evacuations Lifted
Fire Burning Along CR 102 Toward Town Of Elbert
5:06 AM, Jun 24, 2012
Fire crews have 90 percent containment of a 600-acre wildfire near the town of Elbert and all evacuations have been lifted, fire officials said about 4:50 p.m. Sunday.Earlier in the afternoon, the fast-moving fire prompted evacuations in the town of Elbert, which has about 40 residents.The fire was burning east along CR 102 toward town.About 3 p.m., a firefighter suffering chest pain was taken by ambulance to a hospital, fire officials said.Evacuees were directed to the Elbert County Fair Grounds on Kiowa Bennett Road. Officials were also providing shelter to small and large animals at the fair grounds.There are about 100 people working on the fire.The cause of the fire was under investigation.