Colorado wildfires: Here is the latest information on current wildfires

Posted at 4:10 PM, Jun 28, 2018

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DENVER — Several wildfires are burning in Colorado. Here is the latest information:

Sugarloaf Fire | 8:09 p.m.: The Sugarloaf Fire is burning north of Loveland pass and 13 miles south west of Fraser, CO in a remote area of the Williams Fork drainage. It is estimated at 300 acres, burning towards the high alpine tundra, and resources are on scene. Although Forest Service management is not using full suppression techniques, they are looking for opportunities to prevent growth while minimizing risk to firefighters.

Golf Course Fire | 8:03 p.m.: Authorities say the Golf Course Fire burning near the Grand Lake Golf Course in Grand County is estimated to be 28 acres in size. They have 2 attack helicopters fighting the fire and a heavy air tanker on the way. About 85 firefighters from 25 agencies are fighting fire on the ground and a bulldozer is cutting line.

An evacuation alert was sent to 300 homes, which affected about 450 people. Impacted subdivisions include Columbine Lake and Winding River Ranch. The evacuated area is County Road 48 north on the west side of U.S. Highway 34. In addition, Rocky Mountain National Park’s Kawuneeche Visitor Center was evacuated along with U.S. Forest Service housing in the area.

The evacuation shelter is the Grand Lake Center at 301 Marina Drive in Grand Lake.

Sugarloaf Fire | 7:13 p.m.: Grand County officials say they believe the Sugarloaf Fire was ignited by a lightning strike on Wednesday night. The 300-acre fire is burning in in pine beetle-kill trees. There's no hazard to homes at this moment.  

Golf Course Fire | 6:52 p.m.: Officials said homes south of County Road 48 are not under pre-evacuation orders as the fire is pretty contained on that side. They said crews are still working hard to get the fire under control and it looks like Mother Nature may give crews a little assistance with some rain.

Spring Fire | 10:00 p.m.: The Spring Fire burning east of Fort Garland in Costilla County has grown to 14,424 acres. Pre-evacuation notices have been sent for the area North and East of Trinchera Ranch Road, and south of Highway 160 in the Fort Garland area. Officials ask that residents be ready to evacuate at a moment's time.  

Golf Course Fire | 5:18 p.m.: Grand Lake Fire officials have issued an IMMEDIATE evacuation order for all residents and visitors residing along County Road 48, East to Highway 34 and north into Rocky Mountain National Park. 

Sugarloaf Fire | 4:47 p.m.: The fire burning in the Williams Fork area has now grown to an estimated 200 acres. Smoke is visible in the area, including Rocky Mountain National Park, according to the U.S. Forest Service.

Golf Course Fire | 4:29 p.m.: There is currently a fire near the Grand Lake Golf Course in Grand County. County Road 48 is shut down for the time being. The fire is threatening structures and homes and is approximately 10 acres in size, according to Dan Meyer with the Grand County Sheriff's Office. About 300 homes are being evacuated near the Grand Lake Golf Course and the Columbine Lakes. The areas north of CR48 and east toward Rocky Mountain National Park toward Highway 34 are under evacuation notices.

Evacuees have been asked to go to the Grand Lake Center, located at 301 Marina Drive.

Spring Fire | 4:12 p.m.: The fire is burning in southern Colorado. The 3,500-acre blaze has destroyed multiple homes in the Wagon Creek subdivision, authorities said Thursday. The Costilla Board of County Commissioners declared it a disaster situation.

Sugarloaf Fire | 4:02 p.m.: The fire is burning on U.S. Forest Service land, approximately four miles from the Summit County line near Ute Pass and the Henderson Mill. Emergency authorities said they are monitoring it and have made contingency plans.

3:29 p.m.: A small wildfire is burning in Park County. Smoke from the Jones Hill Fire can be seen from the Denver metro area. The blaze is believed to be around 15 acres at this time. Air support will start dropping water on the fire. 

The map below shows the large fires currently burning in the state, along with details on acreage, containment and other important information:

Note: This map and the data contained within are maintained by The Colorado State Emergency Operations Center and some information may be delayed. Check with your local fire district for the most updated information.