***UPDATED 11:00 p.m. Thursday, October 22***
RMCNews – Ward, Colorado … Glacier View Ranch is currently evacuated out of abundance of caution, due to the nearby Cal-Wood Fire.
The Cal-Wood fire has grown to over ten thousand acres, according the Boulder County Emergency Operations Center website. The fire has not made any forward movements toward GVR.
GVR staff hopes to gain access to the property, before the weekend to shut off the main water line and drain pipes to prevent frozen pipes due to the forecasted cold temperatures this weekend. GVR currently has no electricity due to the power being turned off by the fire crews.
“As of 11:58 a.m. [Sunday, October 18] the camp is secured and no damage has been reported,” Dan Hansen, director of camp ministries, said.
“With fires close to Glacier View Camp we need our members to be praying for our camp and all the people who live in the area. We believe everyone has evacuated from the camp. Please make this a priority in your prayers,” Ed Barnett, RMC President said.
Leaving GVR, Jessyka Dooley, RMC assistant youth director felt “a deep peace that no matter what happens, God’s got us.”
“GVR is such a special place to many of us, but what really makes it special is the people,” Dooley added.
The threat to the camp changes frequently as the Cal-Wood fire remains unpredictable in its movements. “It’s really too soon to say what the threat to camp is. We are not in a good location when you look at the fire maps. It really depends on how the wind blows and how much those on the front lines can contain,” Dooley, said.
“The threat to the physical camp is pretty high, but the threat to what camp really is, the ministry of camp, is nonexistent,” Dooley continued.
GVR will remain closed until further notice.
This is a breaking news story and will be updated as soon as more details are available.
–Photos courtesy of Boulder County Office of Emergency Management Facebook page and Kiefer Dooley