The Decker Fire, which was started by lightning 9 miles south of Salida, has grown to over 8,000 acres. Containment is estimated at 30%. Firefighting personnel on the ground number 700, down from a high of 900.
Evacuation and Pre Evacuation orders are in effect in parts of Chaffee and Fremont Counties. Follow THIS LINK for an online map that has various types of information including a place where you can enter your address and see your location relative to the fire location, a measuring tool to measure distance, hunting information and forest closures. This map will continue to be refined and additional information will be added as time goes on. This is NOT a live map and the fire perimeter will be updated once a day.
Stage 1 fire restrictions are in effect for Custer County. Stage 2 fire restrictions are in effect for Fremont and Chaffee Counties. BLM has instituted Stage 2 restrictions which includes public lands in Custer County.
Follow the link below for a daily update to the Decker Fire