Fire west of Kremmling sparks evac orders |

Fire west of Kremmling sparks evac orders

Lance Maggart

A serious wildland fire broke out in Grand County Tuesday afternoon Sept. 13. The fire is threatening the Gorewood Estates housing subdivision located several miles west of Kremmling on County Road 14 South, near the entrance to the Grand River Ranch.

Local firefighters from throughout Grand County were in the thick of battling the blaze Tuesday afternoon as fire officials reached out to the Craig Interagency Dispatch Center requesting aerial suppression resources. The Grand County Sheriff’s Office was also hurriedly working Tuesday with a large contingent of deputies on scene assisting with evacuation efforts.

The fire is burning on wildland but officials anticipate the fire spreading into the nearby subdivision. The fire is currently threatening structures. Mountain Parks Electric has shut off power to the subdivision and a reverse 911 alert has been requested.

According to County officials the fire was the result of a slash pile burn that got out of hand and expanded into a wildfire. The fire is still active. This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

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