15-acre wildfire burns north of Estes Park | VailDaily.com

15-acre wildfire burns north of Estes Park

GLEN HAVEN, Colo. – The U.S. Forest Service says about 50 homeowners have been told they may have to leave if a 15-acre wildfire north of Estes Park spreads closer to their homes.

Agency spokesman John Bustos says there was one evacuation as of Tuesday afternoon. Bustos says the nearest homes are about a half-mile from the flames.

About 30 firefighters were working to contain the blaze near Glen Haven, about 75 miles northwest of Denver. Two single-engine air tankers and a heavy air tanker have been requested.

The fire was reported shortly before noon in the Comanche Peak Wilderness in deep timber on steep terrain. The cause was unknown.

Larimer County sheriff’s officials say smaller fires also are burning in the area.

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