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Teller County Sheriff says $300 million dollars worth of homes are in evacuation area of High Park Fire


CRIPPLE CREEK, Colo. (KRDO) -- The Teller County Sheriff told residents at a town hall meeting that $300 million dollars worth of homes were either under evacuation or under pre-evacuation orders as of Saturday afternoon.

As of 1:30 p.m. Saturday officials said the fire is 1.8 miles from the Cripple Creek Ranchettes.

He asked Teller County residents to help one another during this difficult wildfire event.

This is a developing story, check back for updates.

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  1. well better hope they are insured well, the folks at Boulder took a cheap shot at underinsuring and they are SOL.
    Also the new “green building codes” the state is trying to enforce will raise recovery amounts needed by up to $10K more

  2. None of them were forced to build million dollar homes in the middle of a forest. As taxpayers, we are forced to pay for their selfish mistakes.

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