Evacuation notices lifted for Fossil Beds Fire in Teller County

As of 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, the fire is estimated at 14 acres
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Posted at 1:12 PM, Jul 26, 2023

TELLER COUNTY, Colo. — Most evacuation notices for a wildfire that broke out Wednesday afternoon in Teller County have been lifted.

The fire has been called the Fossil Beds Fire. As of 3:30 p.m., it is 14 acres. Multi-mission aircraft are working around the blaze.

The pre-evacuation notices for the Twin Rock, Palmer Village and Druid Hills subdivisions were lifted. The evacuation order for those near Manchester Place was also lifted.

The fire, which was caused by lightning, is burning near Manchester Place, about 2 miles east of the Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument. The subdivisions are less than a mile from the fire.

The sheriff's office said the closest major intersection is Manchester Drive and Lower Twin Rock Road (County Road 42).

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All residents in this area should be prepared to leave and should evacuate if they feel they are in danger, the sheriff's office said. Anybody who believes they need extra time to evacuate should do so now.

The size and cause of the fire is not yet known.

No other details were immediately available.

This is a developing story and will be updated.

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