Pre-evacuation notices issued north of Dolores

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Pre-evacuation notices issued north of Dolores

‘It means get ready to go,’ Nowlin says
The Dolores Norwood Road is closed at House Creek because of the Plateau Fire.
Sam and Toni Kelly prepare to evacuate their home on Granath Mesa, north of Dolores. The area is under pre-evacuation orders because of the growing Plateau Fire.
Motorists are turned around at the House Creek Road.
A Montezuma County Sheriff Deputy discusses the fire with a San Juan National Forest employee at the Dolores-Norwood Road block.
Linemen from Tri-State Electric Co-op conducted a survey Wednesday to determine how close the Plateau fire was to nearby powerlines in the Boggy Draw area. They reported that the lines are not in immediate danger as of Wednesday.
The Plateau Fire on Tuesday evening grew rapidly to the southeast, into the Beaver Canyon area. The fast growth prompted road closures and pre-evacuation orders.
Assistance

Assistance is available for residents under pre-evacuation orders north of Dolores.
The Cortez Animal Shelter, 2791 E. Main St., is offering free room and board for cats and dogs under the pre-evacuation notice, said supervisor Jennifer Crouse. Space is limited. The shelter’s number is 970-565-4910.The Montezuma County Fairgrounds, 30100 U.S. 160 east of Cortez, is offering to board horses whose owners are under pre-evacuation orders, said fairgrounds manager Tanner Young. Those interested must provide advance notice by calling 970-759-1795. Young said livestock such as sheep, chickens and goats also can be accommodated. Montezuma County has set up a call center for information on the Plateau Fire. Anyone with questions may call 970-564-4998 or 970-564-4999. If it is an emergency, call 911.The Sheriff’s Office has set up an Emergency Operations Center. Contact Vicki Shaffer or Mike Pasquin there.The Journal

Pre-evacuation notices issued north of Dolores

The Dolores Norwood Road is closed at House Creek because of the Plateau Fire.
Sam and Toni Kelly prepare to evacuate their home on Granath Mesa, north of Dolores. The area is under pre-evacuation orders because of the growing Plateau Fire.
Motorists are turned around at the House Creek Road.
A Montezuma County Sheriff Deputy discusses the fire with a San Juan National Forest employee at the Dolores-Norwood Road block.
Linemen from Tri-State Electric Co-op conducted a survey Wednesday to determine how close the Plateau fire was to nearby powerlines in the Boggy Draw area. They reported that the lines are not in immediate danger as of Wednesday.
The Plateau Fire on Tuesday evening grew rapidly to the southeast, into the Beaver Canyon area. The fast growth prompted road closures and pre-evacuation orders.
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