Evacuations ordered for guests to Sylvan Lake State Park, some Eagle County residents as a consequence of wildfire – CBS Denver
EAGLE COUNTY, Colorado (CBS4)– Some Eagle County residents are ordered to evacuate because of wildfire. The fire burns near Sylvan Lake State Park and 12 miles south of Eagle.
The people in the park and on the surrounding campsites are also asked to evacuate.
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The fire is estimated to be 180 acres and grows in lodgepole pine and other wood in the White River National Forest. It is pushed by strong winds and firefighters report extreme fire behavior such as tree tops.
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Sixty firefighters, four single-engine tankers and a light helicopter fought the fire.
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It was reported on Sunday at 3:15 p.m. The cause is still being investigated.