Fire burns 3,000 acres at Great Sand Dunes park near Alamosa
ALAMOSA, Colorado – More warm weather is expected at the scene of a 3,000-acre wildfire burning on the Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve in south-central Colorado.
Park spokeswoman Carol Sperling says the fire isn’t threatening park facilities, but is heading toward the San Isabel National Forest. More crews are expected Friday to join the 30 people already battling the blaze.
It’s believed that lightning started the fire, which was roughly 450 acres earlier in the week. The National Weather Service has issued red-flag warnings for parts of southern and central Colorado, which means the fire danger is high because of low humidity, high temperatures and winds.
Highs in the mid-80s are expected Friday.