Colorado Fires

Jun 27, 2014 6:48 PM

Eightmile Fire grows to 700 acres

9:45PM UPDATE: The Fremont County Sheriff, in cooperation with Eightmile Fire managers, has issued a pre-evacuation notice for 16 residences in the Red Rocks Subdivision. Specifically, the residents on the west side of County Road 132 from mile marker 5 to mile marker 9.5. Residents are encouraged to be prepared to evacuate should the need arise. Again, this is a pre-evacuation notice only.


FREMONT COUNTY - The Eightmile Fire, burning in Fremont County has grown from about one acre Friday morning to 700 acres Friday afternoon, according to the United States Forest Service.  Currently, there are 35 firefighters battling the fire in remote area near Penrose.  Air support has been attacking parts of the fire, but the fight has been largely defensive.  Firefighters are building indirect containment lines around the fire, but aren't actively fighting it.

So far, no structures or private land are threatened.

The fire is moving north and east.


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