Areal Flood Advisory issued July 21 at 8:10PM MDT expiring July 21 at 11:15PM MDT in effect for: El Paso
Areal Flood Advisory issued July 21 at 8:13PM MDT expiring July 21 at 10:45PM MDT in effect for: Custer, Pueblo
Areal Flood Advisory issued July 21 at 7:52PM MDT expiring July 21 at 9:30PM MDT in effect for: Garfield
Areal Flood Advisory issued July 21 at 7:19PM MDT expiring July 21 at 9:00PM MDT in effect for: Garfield
Areal Flood Advisory issued July 21 at 7:15PM MDT expiring July 21 at 9:00PM MDT in effect for: Mesa
Flash Flood Watch issued July 21 at 3:53PM MDT expiring July 22 at 12:00AM MDT in effect for: Archuleta, Delta, Dolores, Eagle, Garfield, Gunnison, Hinsdale, La Plata, Mesa, Moffat, Montezuma, Montrose, Ouray, Pitkin, Rio Blanco, Routt, San Juan, San Miguel
Some evacuees are hiking or finding ways to drive into the fire area because they are concerned their homes may not be there when they are allowed back in.Ryan Anderson was loading his clothes and keepsakes into a plastic bag on Wednesday evening."We just came back to get things that are hard to replace," said Anderson.The wildfire is now burning so close to his home on Glendale Gulch Road, he is convinced this is the last time he will see it still standing."It's going to burn," he said, looking with concern at the smoke 250 feet away. "I'm very worried about it, but there's nothing I can do."He was working when the area was evacuated, so he did not have a chance to grab belongings before the roads were blocked.He said he had planned to hike two miles into the area, but was able to find a way to drive in."This is going to be dry tomorrow," said Anderson. "And if it's windy, all these spots will flare up. It's going to get out of control."He said he planned to drive out in a few hours, after he loaded his pick up with precious cargo."I have antiques, handmade rugs that are 100 years old, and things that can't be replaced," he said.