Colorado Wildfire Destroys Structures, Evacuates Beulah Valley

 Tuesday, October 4, 2016

 The Pueblo Chieftain

The entire Beulah Valley was under evacuation orders overnight Monday as Sheriff Kirk Taylor said he needed to take advantage of nighttime conditions to “move people to safety while the routes are clear and the manpower is available.” “The fire has laid down for the evening but with the threat expected to continue in the early morning Tuesday, the heavy fuel the wind predictions, and the fire’s behavior demonstrates it is prudent to evacuate the remainder of the Beulah Valley tonight (Monday night),” Taylor said in a prepared statement. Some 500 residents, half the valley’s population, had evacuated by 10:15 p.m., Taylor said.