Wildfire burning near Chambers Lake in Larimer County. Mandatory evacuations have been ordered for residents and businesses due to a wildfire burning near Chambers Lake, about 60 miles west of Fort Collins, according to an emergency alert sent from the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO).
Additionally, the message said there is “immediate and imminent danger” from the fire. The wildfire burning near Chambers Lake in Larimer County has since grown to 500 acres, according to the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office.
Anyone in the are area from the intersection of Highway 14 and County Road 103 north to Four Corners, as well as the areas around Chambers Lake should evacuate the area as quickly as possible, the message said
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Firefighters from the U.S. Forest Service and deputies with(LCSO) are responding to the fire near Chambers Lake which was first reported around 3 p.m. Thursday, according to a tweet from the Canyon Lakes Ranger Recreation District.
Firefighting efforts have closed Colorado Highway 14, according to the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT).
Both directions are closed between County Road 62 and Pingree Road, CDOT said. It’s closed west of Cameron Pass to the town of Rustic. It’s unknown when that closure will be lifted.
Furthermore, numerous aircraft were ordered to assist crews on the ground but were called back due to high winds. Forty firefighters are working the blaze.