25-acre wildfire burns north of Estes Park

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Glen Haven, Colo. (AP) - A wildfire that had authorities advising people in at least 50 homes in northern Colorado to be ready to leave has been partially contained.

A fire that grew from about five acres to between 25 and 30 acres north of Estes Park Tuesday is about 10 percent contained. There was one evacuation earlier in the day and about 50 homeowners were told they might have to leave.

But U.S. Forest Service Spokeswoman Tammy Williams says cooler, calmer weather has lessened the threat and the one evacuation order has been lifted.

About 140 people are fighting the fire, with the help of a helicopter and air tanker.

The fire was reported shortly before 12 p.m. in the Comanche Peak Wilderness in deep timber on steep terrain near Glen Haven, about 75 miles northwest of Denver. The cause is unknown.
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