Evacuations Lifted For Decker Fire Burning Near SalidaAll residents evacuated due to the Decker Fire burning near Salida have been allowed to return home. The fire has burned 8,705 acres since it was sparked by lightning on Sept. 8.
Dry, Windy Weather Provides Challenges For Firefighters Battling Decker FireDry, windy conditions on Saturday made conditions worse for firefighters battling the Decker Fire near Salida.
Decker Fire Prompts New Evacuations Near SalidaThe new evacuations Sunday included the small towns of Wellsville and Swissvale southeast of Salida as the fire grew to about 12.7 square miles.
Spot Fire Forces New Pre-Evacuation Notice For Residents Near Decker FireResidents in the community of Howard on the eastern flank of the Decker Fire have been put on notice by Decker Fire managers: "Heads up. Stay tuned. Be ready."
All Evacuations Lifted In Chaffee County For Decker Fire Near SalidaAll evacuations were lifted for the Decker Fire on Wednesday. The fire continued to burn overnight, growing to 6,667 acres.
Fire Crews Increase Decker Fire Containment To 14%Firefighting crews are gaining control of the Decker Fire burning near Salida. Crews had 14% containment on the wildfire on Tuesday.
Decker Fire Grows To 6,326 Acres, Expect To See More SmokeExpect to see more smoke over the Decker Fire on Monday as some spots are giving off more smoke. Some residents were allowed to return home on Sunday afternoon after being evacuated last week.
Some Residents Allowed Back Home As Decker Fire GrowsSome residents near the Decker Fire are now allowed back home as of Sunday at 3 p.m.
Decker Fire Consumes Second Structure, Burns 5,921 AcresAnother structure has been destroyed in the Decker Fire near Salida.
At Least 1 Home Destroyed In Decker Fire in Central ColoradoA wildfire has destroyed at least one home and charred more than 9 square miles in central Colorado.
Decker Fire Grows To 5,000+ Acres, Dangerously Close To HomesHundreds of firefighters and a Type 1 incident management team are pouring into the Upper Arkansas River Valley as the Decker Fire continues to burn dangerously close to neighborhoods.