Monday, October 3, 2016

Evacuation Center for Beulah Hill Fire

Beulah Hill Fire Update - 8:55 p.m. Monday, October 3, 2016

The evacuation center at Roncalli Middle School in Pueblo has been activated as an overnight shelter to house people evacuated due to the Beulah Mountain Fire. Cots have been set up and Red Cross volunteers are on scene to provide support. The shelter is located at Roncalli Middle School, 4202 CO-78, Pueblo, Colorado, 81005.
Health department volunteers and Red Corssers
set up cots at the Roncalli MS shelter, Photo by
Dave Duran/American Red Cross
If you are evacuated due to the Beulah Hill Fire, or, if you feel threatened by the fire you are welcome at the Roncalli shelter. People with respiratory problems that have decided to evacuate the area on their own are also welcome at the shelter.

What to bring to a Red Cross Shelter:
Basic need items like cots, blankets, food and water are available at the shelter. Please try to bring your own pillow and any special need items like medications or comfort items.

  • Beulah Hill Fire Update-6:30 P.M. Monday, October 3, 2016
  • The Red Cross evacuation center remains open at Roncalli Middle School in Pueblo. Evacuation orders and preevacuation orders continue to be issued for areas of western Pueblo County as the wildfire continues to be pushed along by strong gusty winds.
    Red Cross provided water to fire fighters. Photo by
    Dave Duran/American Red 
  • Pueblo volunteers provided water to the fire responders to help keep them stay hydrated. According to a Red Cross volunteer the responders were very appreciative. Our partners,The Salvation Army, will provide an evening meal.  
  • Donations: We are currently well supplied with resources to support the evacuation center and the fire fighters. Those wishing to donate inkind items should please hold on to them and if they become needed we will announce that to the public through social and traditional media.
  • For the latest fire and evacuation information go to
  • If you are faced with an evacuation notice here are some tips to help you.
    • Be ready to leave at a moment’s notice.
    • Listen to local radio and television stations for updated emergency information.
    • Always back your car into the garage or park it in an open space facing the direction of escape.
    • Confine pets to one room so that you can find them if you need to evacuate quickly.
    • Arrange for temporary housing at a friend or relative’s home outside the threatened area.
    • Listen and watch for air quality reports and health warnings about smoke.
    • Keep indoor air clean by closing windows and doors to prevent outside smoke from getting in.
    • Use the recycle or re-circulate mode on the air conditioner in your home or car. If you do not have air conditioning and it is too hot to stay inside with closed windows, seek shelter elsewhere.
    • When smoke levels are high, do not use anything that burns and adds to indoor air pollution, such as candles, fireplaces and gas stoves. Do not vacuum because it stirs up particles that are already inside your home.
    • If you have asthma or another lung disease, follow your health care provider's advice and seek medical care if your symptoms worsen.
    • If you have pets or animals make sure you consider their needs during an evacuation
    • When evacuating make sure you have alternate routes just in case your primary route is closed. 
    Most importantly if you are given an evacuation order please follow the guidelines provided by law enforcement or fire department personnel. 

    For fire and evacuation information please visit


    Update at 4:00 P.M. Red Cross evacuation center remains open at Roncolli Middle School in Pueblo. Pets should be taken to the Pueblo Animal Services located at 4600 Eagle Ridge Pl in Pueblo. Large animals should be taken to the Colorado State Fairgrounds.


    Red Cross Opening Evacuation Center for Beulah Hill Fire
    Evacuation Center at Roncalli Middle School

    Pueblo, CO, Monday, October 3, 2016 – The American Red Cross has opened an evacuation center at Roncalli Middle School, located at 4202 CO-78, Pueblo, CO 81005.

    The shelter has been opened to accommodate those people being evacuated due to the Beulah Hill Fire. Red Cross volunteers will be on scene to provide light refreshments and information. This is an evacuation center only for those affected by the Beulah Hill Fire.

    Information for those under evacuation notice: Follow instructions provided by Law enforcement and Fire Department. A Red Flag Warning remains in effect that indicated rapid and erratic fire growth. Proceed to the evacuation center immediately.

    About the American Red Cross:
    The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit or, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.

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