Update: Additional homes placed on pre-evacuation notice

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Update: Additional homes placed on pre-evacuation notice

After fire reaches Hermosa Creek drainage, notices issued as a precaution
A pre-evacuation notice was issued Sunday night for 261 homes and businesses in the north Hermosa area on the west side of U.S. Highway 550 after the 416 Fire moved into the Hermosa Creek drainage.
Drivers were tuned around Saturday at the intersection of U.S. Highway 550 and County Road 250 where the highway was closed for the 416 Fire. The highway will reopen for limited use from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.
Tips for pre-evacuation

For people who received a pre-evacuation notice, these steps can improve their safety and expedite departure should an evacuation become necessary.
Inside the houseGather medications.Pack a bag with clothing and essentials.Shut off air conditioning and fans.Shut all windows and doors before leaving.If you have time, gather paperwork and photographs that cannot be replaced.Outside the houseGather flammable items and bring them inside (patio furniture, children’s toys, door mats, trash cans, etc.).Move propane barbecue appliances away from structures. Connect garden hoses to outside water valves or spigots for use by firefighters. Fill water buckets and place them around the house.Don’t leave sprinklers or water running; this can affect critical water pressure.Leave exterior lights on so your home is visible to firefighters in the smoke or darkness of night.Back your car into the driveway with vehicle loaded and all doors and windows closed. Carry your car keys with you.AnimalsLocate your pets and keep them nearby.Prepare livestock for transport and plan to move them to a safe location early.Pack food and medications for your pets.InsuranceTake pictures of the interior of your house to remember and document personal possessions.Determine what is sentimental and can’t be replaced.

Update: Additional homes placed on pre-evacuation notice

A pre-evacuation notice was issued Sunday night for 261 homes and businesses in the north Hermosa area on the west side of U.S. Highway 550 after the 416 Fire moved into the Hermosa Creek drainage.
Drivers were tuned around Saturday at the intersection of U.S. Highway 550 and County Road 250 where the highway was closed for the 416 Fire. The highway will reopen for limited use from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.

Update: Additional homes placed on pre-evacuation notice

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