East Troublesome Fire

The East Troublesome Fire originated in Grand County in the Arapaho National Forest.

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Re-entry Information for Previously Evacuated Areas

All areas to the north of mile marker 5.3 on HWY 125 to mile marker 20, both east and west, are open. The highway is now open for thru traffic and property owners may re-enter the area.

Please be aware of hazards that still exist in the area.  A significant concern will be falling trees.  Watch around homes, when outdoors, driving through neighborhoods and along roadways.

Utilities continue to be a challenge in the area.  If you re-enter at this time, you may not have all utility services to your property. Please contact your utility companies directly for specific needs or additional concerns.  You may also experience intermittent service as utility companies continue to conduct work.  

Emergency services are available as needed.  Smoke and fire still may still exist in some areas.  If you see a fire causing possible danger to a structure, please call 911.

The Disaster Assistance Center for the East Troublesome Fire (Grand Zone) is now VIRTUAL! Click here to see the virtual Disaster Assistance Center resources.

Information for Those Impacted

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Evacuation Information

11/10/20

Asof this date, all evacuation and pre-evacuation orders pertaining to the East Troublesome Fire have been released.  There are no pre-evacuation or evacuation orders in place anywhere in Grand County.


10/27/20 6:30 PM

Due to the recent moisture and hard work of the firefighters, The Sheriff in conjunction with the East Troublesome Incident Management Team is reducing the following areas from evacuation to pre-evacuation effective immediately: areas on the North side of Highway 40 between Hot Sulphur Spring to Hwy 125 to include Sheriff’s Creek, Kinney Creek and Drowsy Water Ranch. Any evacuated residents may return to their homes, but be vigilant and prepared if the East Troublesome Fire takes an unpredicted change. Your area is still in a pre-evacuation order. If you do not feel safe, you do not have to go home.


10/26/20 4:12 PM

Due to the recent moisture and hard work of the firefighters, The Sheriff in conjunction with the East Troublesome Incident Management Team is releasing Big Horn Park from all pre-evacuation orders effective immediately. Any evacuated residents may return to their homes, but be vigilant and prepared if the East Troublesome Fire takes an unpredicted change.


10/26/20 4:00 PM

Due to the recent moisture and hard work of the firefighters, The Sheriff in conjunction with the East Troublesome Incident Management Team is reducing the following areas from evacuation to pre-evacuation effective Oct 26th at 4:00PM: areas on the east side of Highway 34 from County Rd 6 north to Mile Marker 14.5, including the Town of Grand Lake. Residents will be allowed to access those areas east of Highway 34. Areas to the west of Highway 34 will remain closed. Any evacuated residents may return to their homes, but be vigilant and prepared if the East Troublesome Fire takes an unpredicted change. Your area is still in a pre-evacuation order. If you do not feel safe, you do not have to go home.


10/26/20 2:05 PM

Due to the recent moisture and hard work of the firefighters, The Sheriff in conjunction with the East Troublesome Incident Management Team is releasing the following areas from all pre-evacuation and evacuation orders effective Oct 26th at 2:00PM: all areas south of the intersection of Highway 34 and County Road 6 east and west on both sides of the highway, including all areas of County Road 6. County Road 40 remains closed. Any evacuated residents may return to their homes, but be vigilant and prepared if the East Troublesome Fire takes an unpredicted change.


10/25/20 3:33 PM

Due to the recent moisture and hard work of the firefighters, The Sheriff in conjunction with the East Troublesome Incident Management Team is releasing the following areas from all pre-evacuation and evacuation orders effective immediately: all areas South of Highway 40; the Town of Granby, the Town of Hot Sulphur Springs; the south end of County Rd 21, all areas south of Granby through Tabernash. Any evacuated residents may return to their homes, but be vigilant and prepared if the East Troublesome Fire takes an unpredicted change.


10/23/20 4:59 PM

The Town of Granby still remains in pre-evacuation status. Residents are encouraged to remain vigilant and be prepared to evacuate should an evacuation order be issued. You do not have to wait for an Evacuation Order to leave. Please do not call 9 1 1 unless you have an emergency.


10/23/20 4:56 PM

The Sheriff has reduced the evacuation order to a pre-evacuation for the area along County Rd 57 effective immediately. Any evacuated residents may return to their homes, but be vigilant and prepared if the East Troublesome Fire takes an unpredicted change. Your area is still in a pre-evacuation order. If you do not feel safe, you do not have to go home. Please do not call 9 1 1 unless you have an emergency.


10/22/20 12:49 PM

Due to extreme fire behavior this afternoon, The Sheriff is consistently evaluating the pre-evacuation status of the Town of Granby and surrounding areas. This is NOT a mandatory evacuation order at this time, but residents are encouraged to remain vigilant and be prepared to evacuate should an evacuation order be issued. If you have livestock, animals, or need extra time to evacuate, now is the time to evacuate. You do not have to wait for an Evacuation Order to leave. As always, The Sheriff encourages anyone needed extra time to evacuate to go ahead and start that process now. 


10/22/20 12:33 PM

Due to extreme fire behavior this afternoon, The Sheriff is consistently evaluating the pre-evacuation status of the Town of Granby and surrounding areas. This is NOT a mandatory evacuation order at this time, but residents are encouraged to remain vigilant and be prepared to evacuate should an evacuation order be issued. As always, The Sheriff encourages anyone needed extra time to evacuate to go ahead and start that process now.


10/22/20 12:12 PM

Today is Oct 22, 2020. The East Troublesome Fire continues to grow in size. The Grand County Sheriff has issued a pre-evacuation order for the Tabernash area so you can prepare in the event that you receive a mandatory evacuation order. Please have all necessary items ready to go, such as a change of clothes, extra pair of shoes, prescription meds, identification, wallets, cash, water and snacks. Don’t forget your pets and their food, bowls and meds. If you have livestock to evacuate, do so now while you have time. If you do not feel safe, you can evacuate on your own. If you choose to leave now, please register at gcemergency.com to assist with the re-entry process. Please do not call 9 1 1 unless you have an emergency. This is a pre-evacuation notification only.


10/22/20 12:05 PM

The Grand County Sheriff has issued a mandatory evacuation order for your area, everything North of the Town of Granby, due the growth and close proximity of the East Troublesome Fire. GO EAST ON HWY 40. Take an overnight bag with necessary items and leave. To repeat, the Sheriff has issued a mandatory evacuation order for your area. Do not call 9 1 1 unless you have an emergency. Leave gates unlocked / open to allow responders immediate access. GO NOW.

If you have evacuated or chose to evacuate early, please register using East Troublesome Fire Evacuee(s) Registration Form to assist with the re-entry process.


10/22/20 11:52 AM

The Grand County Sheriff has issued a mandatory evacuation order for your area, south of Highway 40 around County Rd 57, due the growth and close proximity of the East Troublesome Fire. GO EAST ON HWY 40. Take an overnight bag with necessary items and leave. To repeat, the Sheriff has issued a mandatory evacuation order for your area. Do not call 9 1 1 unless you have an emergency. Leave gates unlocked / open to allow responders immediate access. GO NOW.

If you have evacuated or chose to evacuate early, please register using East Troublesome Fire Evacuee(s) Registration Form to assist with the re-entry process.


10/22/20 11:30 AM

The East Troublesome Fire continues to grow in size. The Grand County Sheriff has issued a pre-evacuation order for Granby, Granby Ranch, Grand Elk to Hot Sulphur Springs to County Rd 55 to County Rd 88 so you can prepare in the event that you receive a mandatory evacuation order. Please have all necessary items ready to go, such as a change of clothes, extra pair of shoes, prescription meds, identification, wallets, cash, water and snacks. Don’t forget your pets and their food, bowls and meds. If you have livestock to evacuate, do so now while you have time. If you do not feel safe, you can evacuate on your own. If you choose to leave now, please register at gcemergency.com to assist with the re-entry process. Please do not call 9 1 1 unless you have an emergency. This is a pre-evacuation notification only.


10/21/20 7:31 PM

The Grand County Sheriff has issued a mandatory evacuation order for your area, all areas North of milepost 2 on Highway 34 to the National Park, due the growth and close proximity of the East Troublesome Fire. GO SOUTH ON HWY 34. Take an overnight bag with necessary items and leave. To repeat, the Sheriff has issued a mandatory evacuation order for your area. Do not call 9 1 1 unless you have an emergency. Leave gates unlocked / open to allow responders immediate access. GO NOW.

If you have evacuated or chose to evacuate early, please register using East Troublesome Fire Evacuee(s) Registration Form to assist with the re-entry process.


10/21/20 6:57 PM

The Grand County Sheriff has issued a mandatory evacuation order for your area, all areas west of Highway 34, due the growth and close proximity of the East Troublesome Fire. GO SOUTH ON HWY 34. Take an overnight bag with necessary items and leave. To repeat, the Sheriff has issued a mandatory evacuation order for your area. Do not call 9 1 1 unless you have an emergency. Leave gates unlocked / open to allow responders immediate access. Evacuate now.

If you have evacuated or chose to evacuate early, please register using East Troublesome Fire Evacuee(s) Registration Form to assist with the re-entry process.


10/21/20 6:41 PM

Today is Oct 21, 2020. The East Troublesome Fire has grown in size. The Grand County Sheriff has issued a pre-evacuation order so you can prepare in the event that you receive a mandatory evacuation order. Please have all necessary items ready to go, such as a change of clothes, extra pair of shoes, prescription meds, identification, wallets, cash, water and snacks. Don’t forget your pets and their food, bowls and meds. If you have livestock to evacuate, do so now while you have time. If you do not feel safe, you can evacuate on your own. Please do not call 911 unless you have an emergency. This is a pre-evacuation notification only.


10/21/20 6:23 PM

The Grand County Sheriff has issued a mandatory evacuation order for your area, Trail Creek subdivision - Area I, due the growth and close proximity of the East Troublesome Fire. Take an overnight bag with necessary items and leave. To repeat, the Sheriff has issued a mandatory evacuation order for your area. Do not call 9 1 1 unless you have an emergency. Leave gates unlocked / open to allow responders immediate access. Evacuate now.

If you have evacuated or chose to evacuate early, please register using East Troublesome Fire Evacuee(s) Registration Form to assist with the re-entry process.


10/21/20 4:54 PM

Due to extreme fire behavior this afternoon, The Sheriff is consistently evaluating the pre-evacuation status of the Area I, Trail Creek subdivision and surrounding areas. This is NOT a mandatory evacuation order at this time, but residents are encouraged to remain vigilant and be prepared to evacuate should an evacuation order be issued. As always, The Sheriff encourages anyone needed extra time to evacuate to go ahead and start that process now.


10/17/20 7:02 AM

The Sheriff has issues an evacuation notice for both sides on Highway 125 from mile post 5 to the Grand/Jackson line. Highway 125 will be closed because of the heavy smoke and proximity of the East Troublesome Fire.


10/16/20 7:13 PM

The Grand County Sheriff has issued a mandatory evacuation order for the Sheriff Creek / Kinney Creek area, due to the growth and close proximity of the East Troublesome Fire.


10/16/20 4:30 PM

Today is Oct 16, 2020. The East Troublesome Fire continues to grow in size. The Grand County Sheriff has issued a pre-evacuation order for the west side of HWY 34 and east of HWY 125, so you can prepare in the event that you receive a mandatory evacuation order. Please have all necessary items ready to go, such as a change of clothes, an extra pair of shoes, prescription meds, identification, wallets, cash, water and snacks. Don’t forget your pets and their food, bowls and meds.

If you have livestock to evacuate, do so now while you have time. If you do not feel safe, you can evacuate on your own. 

If you have evacuated or chose to evacuate early, please register using East Troublesome Fire Evacuee(s) Registration Form to assist with the re-entry process.

Please do not call 911 unless you have an emergency. This is a pre-evacuation notification only.


10/15/20 1:45 AM

Evacuation orders have been issued for the northern part of CR 21.

Pre-Evacuation orders have been issued for the south part of CR 21 and the HWY 40 and HWY 125 corner.

10/14/20 7:00 PM

East Troublesome Fire Update

The fire is approx. 400 acres in the US Forest. Evacuation orders are in effect for the Big Horn Park subdivision. Multiple aircraft and fire personnel are on scene.


10/14/20 6:40 PM

East Troublesome Fire Evacuation update

The Sheriff is allowing residents of Big Horn Park to come and go until 10:00PM tonight, Oct 14th. After 10 PM the Sheriff’s Office will have a hard closure and no one will be allowed into Big Horn Park. Due to erratic winds and fire behavior this could expedite the closure time.


10/14/20 4:15 PM 

East Troublesome Fire Evacuations for Big Horn Park subdivision

The Grand County Sheriff has issued a mandatory evacuation order the Big Horn Park, due the close proximity of the East Troublesome Fire. 

Take an overnight bag with necessary items and drive to the Kremmling Fairgrounds for evacuee accountability. 

Make sure you have your identification or driver's license with you. 

Do not call 9-1-1 unless you have an emergency. Evacuate now.