ROUTT COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – The Muddy Slide Fire burning in Routt County caused voluntary evacuation orders Tuesday night. The fire is burning about six mile east of Yampa.
The Green Ridge and South Stagecoach areas are under pre-evacuation orders. A voluntary evacuation order is in place for Routt County Road 16 from mile marker 12 to Highway 134.READ MORE: Drawing Down The Blue Mesa To Help The Dry West
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The Routt County Sheriff’s Office set up a shelter at the Soroco High School in Oak Creek. However, the town administrator for Oak Creek says the fire might interrupt electric service, and staff might have to shut down service for up to 30 minutes.
It’s not clear when this might happen.
The Hayden Fairgrounds in Hayden is taking livestock, and the Routt County Humane Society at 760 Critter Court in Steamboat Springs will take pets, but owners are urged to call 970-879-1090 to ensure someone will be on site.MORE NEWS: Search For 3 Missing After Larimer County Flooding To Resume Saturday
The fire has burned about 150 acres.