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.
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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.
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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.READ MORE: 'Doing Nothing Is Not An Option': New Denver International Airport CEO Phil Washington Vows To Fix Long Lines
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: Husband, Wife Headed To Prison After Shooting At Other Drivers In Denver Area
The fire has burned about 150 acres.