Creede under pre-evacuation notice, West Fork Fire visible from Pagosa


As the West Fork Fire Complex enters the most active portion of the day for the fires, the town of Creede has been put under pre-evacuation notice, according to fire officials.

The Fern Creek area of Creede was previously evacuated, with officials escorting homeowners out of the area. The pre-evacuation notice means residents should be ready to leave within one hour if and when an evacuation is called for.

Fire officials have reported that there is currently no knowledge of homes lost, and no injuries.

The West Fork Fire Complex includes the West Fork, Papoose and Windy Pass fires.

U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton arrived in Pagosa Springs Saturday afternoon and met with fire officials.

UPDATE: The West Fork Fire is increasingly visible from Pagosa Springs today, with some flames visible in the area of the Fall Creek drainage. No further information about movement of the fire was available by 3:45 p.m. Saturday, and will be posted as it becomes known.