FLORISSANT, Colo. (CBS4)– Mandatory evacuations were ordered Friday afternoon for more than 100 homes in two subdivisions in Florissant in Teller County.

The High Chateau and Highland Meadows subdivisions were evacuated just before 2 p.m. Friday.

The High Chateau Fire (credit: CBS)

The fire was zero percent contained with 111 homes evacuated. County Roads 11 and 111 are closed.

The order came as an immediate evacuation to GET OUT NOW!! due to the so-called High Chateau Fire. At least one structure has burned and others are threatened. It is unclear whether the burned structure was a home.

The smoke from a wildfire was visible from the subdivisions.

The shelter is Cripple Creek High School with the fairgrounds open for livestock.

Wildfire Resources

– Visit CBSDenver.com’s Living With Wildfire section.

Wildfire Photo Galleries

– See images from the most destructive wildfires (Black Forest, Waldo Canyon, High Park and Fourmile), the deadliest (Storm King) and largest wildfire (Hayman) in Colorado history.


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