Troublesome Fire information

Evacuee and Reentry Info Line: 970-725-3803
Red Cross/Sheltering Info Line: 970-242-4851, 970-406-0641
Fire Activity and Behavior Info Line: 970-445-2910

Fire Recovery Effort Update: PDF from Grand County and Northern Water Click Here

Land owners Ag. resources:

Federal Fire Relief Resources: 

11/3/2020 2:30PM:
Local Fire Relief Resources all in one place

State Announces Tax Relief for Victims of East Troublesome Fire Click HERE to read more.

11/2/2020 11 AM- 
Re-Entry Announcement from the Grand County Sheriff for Specific Areas West of 34 Click HERE

10/30/2020 3PM- 
Disaster Assistance Center
set up at The Inn at Silvercreek in Granby to assist those
individuals affected by the East Troublesome Fire to navigate questions about housing
and insurance questions. 

The booths will be set up Mon-Fri from 8am-6pm and Sat-Sun
from 9am-2pm.  The Inn at Silver Creek Conference center is located at
62927 US HWY 40, Granby, CO 80446 on the North Side of the Building.

East Troublesome Housing Resources:

Need a home:  If you have lost your home due to the East Troublesome Fire, and
need assistance in finding transitional housing, click here to complete form.

Have a home to offer:  If you are able to supply housing for the evacuees who
have been displaced by the East Troublesome Fire until at least November 30th,
 click here to complete the form.

10/29/2020 3PM - Town of Grand Lake residents NOT on well water do NOT need to 
boil their drinking water.  

10/29/2020 9:45 AM  

10/27/2020 11:45 AM
Food Pantry and Supplies available at the Grand Lake Center on Center Ave.

10/27/2020 9:00 AM

Homes on the Grand Lake Municipal water system can use their water directly from the tap.  If you are
on well water, follow the safety procedures recommended by Grand County public health.

10/27/2020 8:00 AM

All utilities have been restored to Woodpecker Hill and Old Tonahutu Ridge Rd (Please contact town to have
your water turned back on in this location).

For help with Town services, please email ETHELP@TOGLCO.COM

10/26/2020 4:00 PM  see Grand County Fire Re-entry Guide - Click Here  Boil Water Order in Effect!

10/26/2020 1:11 PM
The Grand County Sheriff’s Office has announced the re-entry plan for areas on the east side of Highway 34.

At 2:00 p.m. on Monday October 26, 2020 the Grand County Sheriff’s Office will open all areas south of the
intersection of Highway 34 and County Road 6 east and west on both sides of the highway, including all
areas of County Road 6. County Road 40 remains closed.

At 4:00 p.m. on Monday October 26, 2020 areas on the east side of Highway 34 north into the Town of
Grand Lake will be open to just north of the Gateway Inn at Mile Marker 14.5. Residents will be allowed
to access those areas east of Highway 34. Areas to the west of Highway 34 will remain closed as
firefighters, law enforcement and Disaster Assessment Teams continue their work.

Fire remains active in areas to the west of Highway 34 and road closures are possible in re-opened
areas due to firefighting activity and road conditions.

There was a period of time during the fire in which your electrical power was lost. This will impact
food quality and safety in your home. You should make plans to ensure an adequate food supply
prior to returning to your home.

Re-entry for areas to the west of Highway 34 will require more extensive preparation, disaster assessment
and safety management. The Grand County Sheriff’s Office is developing plans for the re-opening of areas
to the west of Highway 34. If you have questions on the re-opening please call the Grand County
Emergency Operations Center at 970-725-3803.

UTILITY update for Town:
All Town residences in the re-open area have utilities, EXCEPT for those homes on Woodpecker Hill
and Old Tonahutu Ridge Rd. We will let you know as those services are restored.

10/25/2020-  Utilities Update: "Electricity, gas and water will remain on for those homes east of
Hwy 34. These services may be shut off for properties west of HWY 34 at approximately
3:00 pm.

Please fill out a winter mitigation assistance form if you live west of Hwy 34, which can also be found
at .


“We are well aware of the concerns with fire and cold weather in this unprecedented time.

Grand County Sheriff Brett Schroetlin and our team has developed a program to minimize
potential damage due to plumbing issues in the Fire evacuation areas with approaching weather
and freezing conditions.

Through this partnership with local companies, and with your permission, Deputies will be accompanying
registered contractors to your homes to mitigate plumbing and water damage. This program is voluntary
and there is no cost thanks to our partnering companies (Appreciation list to follow). This program is
available only as fire conditions, weather, and access will allow. 

Below is the process start to finish:

1. Complete the attached form -

2. The contractor will contact you by phone when they reach your house. Answer your phone to discuss
access to your home and plumbing systems.

3. The contactor will ask you a series of questions via telephone.  If the contractor is unable to reach
you, the contractor must move on to the next home to maximize our efforts.

4. In the event of damage to your home, you will be notified by Grand County Sheriff's Office.
However, the official notification of damage will follow the damage assessment process. 
This is an effort to ensure honesty and transparency with Grand County property owners,
while allowing the formal process to follow.”   - John Crone, Town Manager

10/24/2020- Voting information: please click here for a pdf of information on casting your ballot. 

10/23/2020- “If the situation allows, emergency teams will be going into Grand Lake tomorrow (10/24/2020)
to turn off water to homes and businesses. This is being done to try to minimize any damage from frozen
pipes. These teams will not have time to enter into any individual buildings.  We will try as hard as we can
to get to every curb stop but, there is no way to know if they will be able to reach every house.”
- John Crone, Town Manager