Firefighters were busy on Wednesday mopping up the Bull Basin Fire, which was started by lightning on Tuesday. The fire prompted pre-evacuation notices to residents in the area.
The pre-evacuation included all addresses within a five mile radius of the Bull Basin Fire.
"They did do an emergency notification because we did have numerous residences that were in the line of the fire, not knowing how quickly it was going to spread," said Mesa County Sheriff's Office Fire Warden Rich Acree.
548 phone numbers were included in the pre-evacuation call.
"It's just for people to be aware, look up, see what's going on outdoors. A lot of people don't pay attention. And (we're) just trying to get people ready in case the fire was heading toward their structures."
Molina resident Jeanne Carey got that call around dinnertime on Tuesday.
"I just got a call from Mesa County stating that there was a pre-evacuation, that there is a fire and they told us about the location."
But not everyone in Molina got that call.
"Our neighbor up the hill gave us a call and asked us if we got the call and we had not but she had," said Lisa Moore who lives in Molina. "We don't live on KE Road, but we live in the Molina community, but we didn't get a call."
Several people in Molina say they didn't get the call while their neighbors did. All were home at the time. The entire community of Molina is well within the five mile radius.
The emergency notification hits landlines in the effected area and cell phones if they are registered. But the Moores say they have a landline. They had also tried to register their cell phone but said the system wouldn't recognize their address. They ended up putting in the address of the post office across the street. Still, their cell phone also did not ring.
Molina residents say that many of their addresses have changed in recent years and wonder if that might have made registration more difficult. It is unclear whether that was the reason several missed the all-important call.