Initial property viewing trips have been scheduled for residents who lost their homes in the Waldo Canyon fire.
The initial bus trips to view properties will take place on Sunday and Monday, contingent upon continuing authorization from the Federal Incident Management Team.
Sunday's trips will include all neighborhoods south of Chuckwagon Road to 30th Street and west of Centennial; Monday will include neighborhoods north of Chuckwagon Road to Denton Grove Road and west of Centennial.
Each street will be assigned a specific time. The City says that a detailed schedule with the times and streets will be released Saturday, along with information regarding accommodations for those with limited mobility. The City asks that citizens refrain from calling with questions until this information has been publicized.
Escorted rides through the area will accommodate all property owners (destroyed, damaged and still standing) in the affected area. The meeting point for the trips is Coronado High School. You will receive a briefing inside the school before boarding the bus.
Due to continued active fire conditions, no one will be allowed to get off the bus.
People concerned about personal property will only be allowed to enter their properties once the evacuations have been lifted and all safety concerns have been addressed.
People who are concerned about their pets can contact the Humane Society through their website, www.hsppr.org or by phone at 719-473-1741, who will arrange access with the City.
Based on daily fire conditions, the trips may be modified or canceled at the last minute - please visit SpringsGov.com for updates.