New evacuations ordered in Decker Fire south of Salida as fire grows to more than 2,200 acres

(Photo: Deana Schwery)

SALIDA, Colo. — New evacuation orders were announced by the Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office early Wednesday morning.

The sheriff’s office said the following areas are now in the evacuation zone:

  • Methodist Mountain Estates
  • Boot Hill
  • Pinon Ridge Estates
  • Subdivisions near Methodist Mountain estates, in the area from County Road 110 to County Road 104 including the residents above Tudor Rose on County Road 104

The Mountain Vista Village Trailer Park, formerly known as Paradise Acres, is also included in the evacuation zone, according to the sheriff’s office.

Residents in the new evacuation zones are being asked to go to the Chaffee County Fairgrounds.

The sheriff’s office also said early Wednesday morning that County Road 104, 107 and 110 above County Road 111 are closed to traffic going up to Methodist Mountain.

Pinpoint Meteorologist Chris Tomer says wind speed and no moisture are making conditions for the fire a worst-case scenario Wednesday. There will be no moisture and winds will be gusting between 20 to 50 miles per hour.

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