PARK COUNTY, Colo. – A wildfire burning 16 miles northwest of Lake George grew to 11 acres in size just a matter of hours, according to the U.S. Forest Service.
The Allen Creek Fire was first reported at around 4:52 p.m. on South Park Rd. in Park County and was reported to be about five acres in size. One Dozier and multiple county engine resources, along with a 20-person crew, were responding to the fire, according to USFS officials.
Fueled by mixed conifer, timber and grass, the fire grew to about 11 acres in size by 7:45 p.m. Firefighters hope to have the fire line constructed by the end of shift Friday.
No containment was reported by 9 p.m.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.