Evacuation orders lifted in Eagle County after Eby Creek Fire is put out, cause under investigation

Pre-evacuation orders also lifted as of 5 p.m
Posted at 4:01 PM, Sep 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-07 20:33:06-04

EAGLE COUNTY, Colo. – Evacuation orders and pre-evacuation notices for Eagle County residents were lifted several hours after officials said they were battling a wildfire in Eby Creek Monday afternoon.

The Eagle County Sheriff’s Office reported the wildland fire at 3:21 p.m. via Twitter and said Eby Creek Road was closed.

Evacuation orders were in effect for mile 2 north up Eby Creek Road, and pre-evacuation notices had been sent out to residents living along mile 2 down to I-70 and to the east, including Rule Ranch Road, Sorrel Hills, as well as Castle Peak Ranch Road.

Just after 6 p.m., Eagle County officials said the Eby Creek Fire was out and that evacuation orders and pre-evacuation notices had been lifted as of 5 p.m.

The cause of the fire is under investigation, the sheriff’s office tweeted. Deputies would like any resident that saw anything to contact them or the Eagle Crime Stoppers with information about the wildfire.