Wildfire evacuation drill planned for neighborhoods in Colorado

  • Source: KOAA-TV NBC 5 Pueblo
  • Published: 06/24/2022 12:00 AM

“The woods seemed to be lovely and serene until Waldo Canyon happened.” Since the Waldo Canyon Fire, Ginger Littleton still enjoys her home tucked into a wooded hillside of the Rockrimmon neighborhood, only she is now vigilant about wildfire mitigation and planning. She is among residents of the area who will put their wildfire evacuation plans to the test this weekend. There is an evacuation exercise starting at 9:00 a.m. Saturday. Littleton remembers the jammed west side Colorado Springs roads, with all the people trying to evacuate during the Waldo Canyon Fire. “It makes you think about your neighborhood and the various routes you take to and from your home.” She will be testing one of the routes during the evacuation drill. “We ask everyone to have an emergency plan for what they might do in case of an evacuation,” said Robin Adair with the Pikes Peak Regional Office of Emergency Management, “But it’s whole different level to actually get in the car and practice with your family.”


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