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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