Sheriff Maketa downgraded a new area of Mandatory Evacuation to Pre-Evacuation Status. Beginning immediately, the following roads west of Vollmer Road are now on pre-evacuation status and residents can go home.

• Lakeview Drive
• Ponderosa Road
• Freeman Drive
• Woodcrest Drive
• Cyprus Road
• Ponderosa Springs Point

Residents should access the area from the north off Hodgen Road via Herring Road or Vollmer.

Residents trying to reenter will need to show their driver’s license or vehicle registration. Residents are encouraged to leave heavy equipment alone.  Please do not remove the flags on your property. Those are a signal to first responders the area has been cleared for reentry.

Updated at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, June 19.

Sheriff Maketa will temporarily open the area west of Black Forest Road and east of Hwy 83 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, June 19, to residents only.  Residents will only be able to stay for three hours. All residents in this area will be required to leave at 1 p.m.  The Sheriff hopes to reopen the area permanently within the next couple of days.

Residents need to enter at one of the following checkpoints: 

  •  West: Shoup Rd. and Tahosa Lane 
  •  South: Black Forest Rd. and Shoup Rd.
  •  North: Black Forest Rd. and Connaught Dr.

Residents in the following area – Falcon Drive east to Milam Road, and along Peregrine Way, south of Darr Circle, and north of Shoup Road – must be escorted to and from their residence by law enforcement due to the on going investigation on the cause of the fire. The residents will have privacy while inspecting their homes.

Updated at 3:15 p.m. on Tuesday, June 18.

Sheriff Maketa will open the area north of Shoup Rd. and east of Black Forest Rd. to residents only at 4 p.m.  Residents will only be able to stay for three hours from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Residents will be required to leave at 7 p.m.  The Sheriff hopes to reopen the area permanently within the next two days.

Residents need to enter at one of the following checkpoints:

  • Shoup Rd. and Black Forest Rd.
  • Black Forest Rd. and Connaught Dr.
  • Vollmer Rd. and Shoup Rd.
  • Vollmer Rd. and Kirk Dr.

A “Reentry Supplies and First Aid Station” will be available to assist and support residents in the Black Forest burned areas. The supplies station will open today at 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. in the School in the Woods located at 12002 Vollmer Road, Colorado Springs, Colorado.

SUPPLIES AVAILABLE WHILE THEY LAST:

  • Cleanup supplies, such as shovels, gloves, and N95 masks.
  • Basic first aid supplies.
  • Red cross will be available with snacks, bottled water, Gatorade, and cleanup kits.
  • Public health staff will be available for technical advice for residents who are reentering and have concerns with well water and/or septic systems.

Updated at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 18.

Residents of Cathedral Pines and these three addresses 12780, 12630, 12840 Milam Rd. will be allowed back into their properties at 2 p.m.today.  They will remain on pre-evacuation status.  To access the area residents need to travel north on Milam Rd. until it intersects with Shoup Rd.  Shoup Rd. from Vollmer to Tahosa Rd. remains closed to the public.

Vessey Rd. east of Holmes Rd. and Peregrine Way will remain under mandatory evacuation.

Residents reentering will need to show their driver’s license, I.D. or vehicle registration and are encouraged to leave heavy equipment alone.  Please do not remove the flags on your property. Those are a signal to first responders the area has been cleared for reentry.

A “Reentry Supplies and First Aid Station” will be available to assist and support residents in the Black Forest burned areas. The supplies station will open today at 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. in the School in the Woods located at 12002 Vollmer Road, Colorado Springs, Colorado.

SUPPLIES AVAILABLE WHILE THEY LAST:

  • Cleanup supplies, such as shovels, gloves, and N95 masks.
  • Basic first aid supplies.
  • Red cross will be available with snacks, bottled water, Gatorade, and cleanup kits.
  • Public health staff will be available for technical advice for residents who are reentering and have concerns with well water and/or septic systems.

Updated at 9:45 a.m. on Tuesday, June 18.

All areas east of Vollmer Rd. and north of Burgess Rd. will be allowed back into their homes
11 a.m. today (6-18-13) and downgraded to pre-evacuation status. Residents may access the area through the following roads:

  •  Walker Rd
  •  MurphyRd
  •  Hodgen Rd
  •  Latigo Blvd
  •  Vollmer Rd
  •  RaygorRd
  •  Meridian Rd


Residents reentering will need to show their driver’s license, I.D. or registration and are encouraged to leave heavy equipment alone. Please do not remove the flags on your property. Those are a signal to first responders the area has been cleared for reentry.

A “Reentry Supplies and First Aid Station” will be available to assist and support residents in the Black Forest burned areas. The supplies station will open today at 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. in the School in the Woods located at 12002 Vollmer Road, Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Supplies Available (until supplies last):