At 12:06 PM on April 12, 2023 a fire was reported near CR 53 and Latigo Loop in Hartsel. Hartsel Fire Protection District, Southern Park County Fire Protection District, and air support are on the scene. Roughly 41 acres are burning as of 3 PM and several structures are at risk.
New! On April 14 at 8:45 am the pre-evacuation order was lifted.
Evacuation Moved to Pre-Evacuation for Badger Creek Ranch Near Hartsel - Evacuations have been ordered for the 5 mile radius for residents living in the Badger Creek Ranch area. An emergency shelter is in place at the Fairplay Community Center 880 Bogue Street Fairplay, CO 80440 and large animals or livestock can be moved to the Fairplay Fairgrounds. At 6:30 PM the evacuation order was transitioned to a pre-evacuation notice.