Fires burning near Estes Park, CO Springs force evacuations

By: KKCO Email
By: KKCO Email
Fire crews are responding to a fire north of Beaver Meadows Visitor Center in Estes Park Colorado that broke out Saturday.

A helicopter dumps water on the Estes Park fire on Saturday, June 23, 2012. (Greg Lindstrom/Times-Call)

NEAR COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKCO) Reports say at least 16 homes were burning in the area. Park staff closed the Beaver Meadows Entrance Station on U.S. 36. All park visitors trying to exit through Beaver Meadows entrance were being rerouted to exit the park via U.S. 34 and the Fall River entrance. The Red Cross is working to open a shelter at Estes Park High School on 1600 Manford Avenue.

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  • by Bill Location: Topeka on Jun 24, 2012 at 09:47 PM
    Our thoughts are with those in the fire zones; we have vacationed in that beautiful area for more than 30 yrs. But people should think hard before building in an area where fire is nature's way of clearing the ld and startimg over. It will be interesting to see what true naturalist continue to vacation in the area after this. Oh, BTW, Estes Park is almost 100 miles from Colorado Springs. Like saying Lawrence and Manhattan in Kansas are close.
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