GUNNISON COUNTY, Colo. — The Gunnison National Forest has issued a forest closure for the area around the Low Line Fire.
The fire, which was sparked by a lightning bolt, is burning roughly 14 miles north-northwest of Gunnison. As of Sunday, the blaze is 1,096 acres and 7% contained, according to the Rocky Mountain Incident Management Team.
A pre-evacuation notice has been lifted for residents on CR 818 to the CR 730 intersection. Residents can return to that area, according to Gunnison County. A mandatory evacuation order remained in effect for CR 727 (Mill Creek).
Ten structures are threatened in the Mill Creek and Squirrel drainages — both of which were evacuated Wednesday. Residents along County Road 818 to the intersection of County Road 730 (Ohio Creek) are under pre-evacuation notice. Click here for the latest evacuation information.
More than 150 fire personnel are battling the blaze.