More Beulah Hill Fire evacuees allowed to return home Thursday

Beulah Hill Fire evacuees at the Colorado State Fairgrounds 4-H building Wednesday evening. / Kody Fisher - FOX21 News
Beulah Hill Fire evacuees at the Colorado State Fairgrounds 4-H building Wednesday evening. / Kody Fisher - FOX21 News

BEULAH, Colo. — Residents of seven neighborhoods are returning home after being evacuated due to the Beulah Hill Fire.

Residents must get a re-entry permit at the Colorado State Fairgrounds 4-H building before returning home. Residents of the following areas are eligible to re-enter:

  • 3R Road south of Highway 78*
  • Signal Mountain Subdivision*
  • Southeast section of Waterbarrel Road
  • North Siloam Road and all tributary roads from Siloam (entrance is Highway 86 to Siloam)
  • North North Creek Road up to North Creek Cutoff (entrance from Custer County side only)
  • Mountain Shadow Estates
  • Twin Buttes

*Residents of 3R Road south of Highway 78 and Signal Mountain Subdivision will not be allowed to re-enter their homes until 9 p.m. Thursday, but may get re-entry permits at any time. All roads in the Signal Mountain subdivision will be closed from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. Friday to allow for movement of fire equipment.

The 4-H building is open until 8 p.m. Thursday, and from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Residents must present proof of address and auto registration.

If you have more than one vehicle for re-entry, each driver needs to register for a permit at the 4-H Building.

Only residents of these seven areas will be allowed back into the evacuated area.

Residents returning home should be cautious of the following:

  • Food may be spoiled due to extended power outages. Health officials ask that residents leave this food in refrigerators and freezers to avoid attracting wildlife. Dumpsters will be brought in for residents to dispose of spoiled food.
  • First responders continue to work in the evacuation area. Officials ask residents to drive slow and stay aware.
  • Heavy smoke will remain in the area and could cause breathing difficulties for people with respiratory illnesses.


The evacuation shelter at the Colorado State Fairgrounds Event Center at 1001 Beulah Avenue in Pueblo is still open. 

The 4-H Building on the Colorado State Fairgrounds is serving as a disaster assistance center for residents affected by the fire. Information available at the center includes public and environmental health, behavioral and mental health, planning, zoning and other social services. Food kits from Care and Share Food Bank are also available. The center is open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. every day until Sunday.

The Pueblo Community Joint Information Center is open. Call 719-583-4640 if you have any questions.


Beulah residents may dispose of food waste at two locations Friday:

  • Mountain Shadows Mobile Home Estates, 8080 Highway 78
  • Red Mountain Youth Camp, 4632 North Creek Road

Dumpsters for disposal of food will be available from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Dumpsters will be locked during non-operation hours. Do not leave food waste on the ground or around the dumpster if it is locked, due to wildlife.

All other items affected (household trash, clothing, etc.) should remain on your property. For disposal of household items, seek advice from insurance providers.

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