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Wildfire burning near Interlaken Resort in Twin Lakes, Lake County government officials say

The fire is burning 12 miles southwest of Leadville and is 164 acres as of 5 p.m. Tuesday, according to the U.S. Forest Service and Lake County Sheriff's Office.
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Posted at 4:56 PM, Jun 11, 2024

LAKE COUNTY, Colo. — A wildfire is burning near the Interlaken Resort in the Twin Lakes area Tuesday afternoon, according to Lake County government officials.

The fire is burning 12 miles southwest of Leadville and is 164 acres as of 5 p.m. Tuesday, according to the U.S. Forest Service and Lake County Sheriff's Office.

The Lake County Sheriff's Office has issued evacuation orders for the following areas:

  • The area of Interlaken and County Road 25

Pre-evacuation notices were given to homes in Lost Canyon Road (County Road 30), Balltown (near the intersection of State Highway 82 & US Highway 24), and those recreating in the area. The pre-evcuation notices at Lost Canyon Road would remain "until further notice," officials said in a Facebook post.

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Those who need to evacuate can head to the 6th Street Gym, located in the 100 block of East 6th, according to the sheriff's office.

The Willis Gulch trailhead is closed due to the fire. Camping is not allowed on the east side of Twin Lakes and around the Interlaken trailhead, according to USFS.

The USFS has ordered a type three helicopter to help battle the blaze.

The Interlaken Historic District buildings are not threatened due to fire staff on site who have provided structure protection efforts, the sheriff's office said. The fire staff will remain at the site throughout the night.

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