New wildfires prompt mandatory evacuations east of Estes Park – CBS Denver

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LARIMER COUNTY, Colorado (CBS4) – The Larimer County Sheriff’s Office alerted residents on the north end of Soul Shine Road to evacuate Monday afternoon. Firefighters rushed to the area near Highway 34, east of Estes Park.

(credit: Larimer County Sheriff)

The Larimer County Sheriff’s Office said the evacuation orders were voluntary, but later updated to say they were mandatory. At 5 p.m., nine contacts were ordered to evacuate.

The sheriff’s office says deputies are going door to door to notify residents.

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The fire was last reported at 23 Acres. There are two spot fires, according to US Forest Service officials.

“The fire is creeping and smoldering, burning on Private and Roosevelt NF,” they said on social media.

Estes Valley fire officials say while they are calling for a third fire alarm response, it does not appear that any structures were involved.

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Two firefighter planes are on the scene.

It is also unclear where evacuees should go to receive more information.

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