Information about the multiple wildfires burning in Colorado right now – 9News.com KUSA
KUSA – Wildfires broke out Thursday and Friday amid record heat and dry conditions across Colorado, prompting evacuations for hundreds and responses from multiple state wildfire agencies.
Below, you’ll find information about all of the fires 9NEWS has reported on, as well as links to additional coverage.
Sky9 video of a structure that had apparently been torhced by the Spring Fire in southern Colorado.
Size: 23,889 acres
Location: East of Fort Garland, and straddling Costilla and Huerfano counties
Containment: 0 percent
The Spring Fire broke out earlier this week and has since rapidly grown to nearly 24,000 acres. The Rocky Mountain Area Incident Management Team Black has assumed command of the blaze.
Some structures were lost in the fire, according to the Costilla County Sheriff’s Office, but it’s unclear exactly how many. Multiple evacuation notices have been issued to area residents.
Incident commanders say the fire was human caused. No further details have been released.
A view of the High Chateau Fire in Teller County.
Size: 106 acres
Location: West of Wright’s Reservoir northeast of Cripple Creek
The High Chateau Fire broke out on Friday afternoon and has prompted the Teller County Sheriff’s Office to evacuate the High Chateau and Highland Meadows subdivisions. No structures were threatened by the fire as of around 3:30 p.m., according to the Teller County Sheriff’s Office.
Golf Course Fire
Size: 20 acres
Location: Near Rocky Mountain National Park in Grand County near Grand Lake
Containment: 60 percent
The Golf Course Fire broke out on Thursday evening in Grand County near Rocky Mountain National Park. As of Friday morning, no structures had been