Old Park evacuated as Silver Creek Fire grows | SteamboatToday.com

Old Park evacuated as Silver Creek Fire grows

Smoke from the Silver Creek Fire northwest of Kremmling.
John F. Russell

GRANBY — An evacuation of Old Park, northwest of Kremmling, is underway Wednesday afternoon as the Silver Creek Fire continues to expand.

Shortly before 3 p.m. Wednesday, fire officials issued an evacuation notice for residents of the unincorporated community, which contains about 200 homes, along Colorado Highway 134 west of Wolford Mountain Reservoir. Emergency personnel are asking drivers who are not evacuating to keep clear of the area’s roads and highways.

The fire, which is burning in Routt National Forest across Routt and Grand counties, has grown to more than 3,300 acres, and the level of containment is 18 percent.

Hot and dry weather conditions have contributed to the growth and activity.

Old Park was put on pre-evacuation notice Monday evening after Latigo Ranch was evacuated. At a community meeting Monday, emergency personnel reviewed the procedures local residents should take in anticipation of evacuation orders.

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