The Salvation Army on Stand-by and ready to respond to Lightner Creek Fire

Nov 7, 2017 | by Tahreem Pasha-Glenn

The Salvation Army on Stand-by and ready to respond to Lightner Creek Fire

While support for Maplewood Estate Fire evacuees in Lakewood continues


Durango, CO (June 29, 2017) – The Salvation Army Emergency Services (ES) team is closely monitoring the rapidly

growing Lightner Creek Fire near Durango, CO. “We are on standby and ready to help with food and water supplies

if needed” shared Ian Anderson, Director of Emergency Services for the Intermountain Division of The Salvation



An evacuation order has been issued for 170 homes in the area. Lightner Creek Fire started shortly after 4 p.m. on

Wednesday and has destroyed one home. The wildlife has since grown to 250 acres prompting Gov. John

Hickenlooper to declare the situation an emergency, early this morning.


If the Salvation Army ES team is called to respond to the Lightner Creek Fire, we will continue to care for those

affected by the recent Maplewood Estate Building Collapse in Lakewood, CO. The Salvation Army is supporting the

evacuees from this disaster by providing daily meals to the 84 survivors. A mobile feeding unit will remain on-site

until the further notice.


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