ROUTT COUNTY, Colorado (CBS4) – The Morgan Creek fire, burning in northeast Routt County, grew to 1,920 acres on Sunday morning. Firefighters say the fire is growing southeast towards Floyd Peak and the scars from the Burn Ridge Fire and Middle Fork Fire.
Crews say the fire is extreme and report torches and crown runs. Smoke creeps into parts of Jackson, Routt, Grand, and Summit Counties.
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Due to smoke from the #MorganCreekFire_CO and out-of-state fires, air quality health advice has been extended for Counties Routt, Grand, Jackson and Summit. Take it slow today, especially people with heart / lung disease #cofire https://t.co/o2HSEEeP6S https://t.co/IdEB2C7ws4 pic.twitter.com/JC2cuqa4dL
– CDPHE Air Pollution (@cdpheapcd) July 11, 2021
The fire is believed to have broken out south of Hinman Campground near County Road 64 and Forest Road 400.
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For the eastern Seedhouse area near the forest service roads 442 and 442B, advance orders for evacuation were issued on Friday afternoon.
County Road 64 is closed at the intersection of County Road 129 and Forest Roads 400 & 442 are closed.
The fire has resulted in the closure of recreational facilities, campsites and trailheads along the Seedhouse Corridor.
The fire was reported on July 9th. A cause is not known.
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More than 60 people work on this fire.