Friday, June 9, 2023

Bear Dance fire burns on Southern Ute Reservation, forcing evacuation

Wildfires are burning on the Southern Ute Reservation in southern Colorado, and evacuations have been ordered.

Officials said on Twitter that the southern Ute tribal complex has been evacuated. All Southern Ute Tribal Complex offices have been evacuated and Sky Ute Casino and Resort has also been evacuated.

The Bear Dance fire has burned approximately 5 acres of residential areas north of Country Roads 517 and 516 toward Sundance Road. The fire is along Bear Dance Road and continues north along the Pine River.

Just before 6 p.m., pre-clearance notices were removed for residences located at the intersection of CR 518, north of CR 517 and CR 516. Bear Dance Road, located at the intersection of CR 321 and Ute Park Road, was reopened. Park Road, off the intersection of Bear Dance Road and CR 517, remains closed.

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