Cedaredge Fire Contained, Evacuations Lifted

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By: KKCO - Email

Cedaredge, CO (KKCO) An incredible wildfire burns three miles north of Cedaredge. It broke out Friday afternoon. Multiple agencies responded. Officials tell us over 100 homes, and over 100 people within a two mile radius of Surface Creek Road and Ute Trail Road were evacuated to Cedaredge High School. Those evacuations have now been lifted. One barn was destroyed. No other structures were damaged. One young man was taken to the hospital with 2nd degree burns. We're told he's in stable condition. No other injuries were reported. Fire officials tell us the fire didn't reach BLM land. They say high winds made it difficult to fight the fire. Helicopters were also brought in to assist with the efforts. According to crews on the scene, the fire is now contained. Firefighters will be doing mop-ups throughout the night, and protecting against flare-ups. Officials tell us the town of just over 2,100 came together, cooperated, and did their part to get through this horrifying situation.

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