MONTE VISTA, Colo. (CBS4)– Homes and businesses in Monte Vista were evacuated on Wednesday afternoon due to a large fire that damaged or destroyed several structures. Mandatory evacuations were ordered for all homes north of Highway 285 between Jefferson Street and North Henderson Road just after 2 p.m.
Rio County tweeted an update to the evacuation order at 4:35 p.m. “If your house is east of Truman you are clear to enter your home.”
Shortly after 7 p.m., the San Luis Valley Emergency team said progression on the fire stopped, and the evacuation zone was reduced to fewer than 30 homes.
Those needing emergency housing can head to the Church of the Nazarene at 228 Madison Street. Authorities say an emergency fund is also in the works for those who…
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