Oct 23, 2012 11:10 PM by Lauren Molenburg
The Wetmore fire that started near County Road 390 and Highway 96 Tuesday afternoon around 1:30 p.m. is confirmed to have affected over 1000 acres so far in the Wetmore and Greenwood Village areas.
It is likely a structure caught fire earlier in the day, and the high winds of 50 miles per hour and above quickly spread the fire east in a long, narrow path. The fire is still reported to be 0 percent contained.
Over 15 different fire crews are on the scene, and more have been ordered to help. Southern Colorado is in a prepositioned area for Type 1 fire help, so crews hope to get a Type 1 helicopter which can hold 1000 gallons of water in the air as soon as winds die down.
All evacuations are still in order.