Wildfire Forces Evacuations Near Jefferson

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An image of the Snyder Creek Fire (credit: Suzanne McGarry)

An image of the Snyder Creek Fire (credit: Suzanne McGarry)

JEFFERSON, Colo. (CBS4) – A wildfire burning in Park County near Kenosha Pass has forced evacuations of  a subdivision and campers and hikers on Sunday.

Evacuations have been ordered by the Park County Sheriff’s Office for the Twin Combs Subdivision.

Steve Segin of the Rocky Mountain Fire Coordination Center said the wildfire is being called the Snyder Creek Fire. It’s burning near Lost Park southeast of Jefferson.

So far the fire is estimated at 100 acres.
space Wildfire Forces Evacuations Near Jefferson

Several homes located on Kenosha Pass have also been evacuated. There are seven structures in the area, but officials say they aren’t in immediate danger.

Local fire officials have asked for a SEAT plane to help fight the fire. The plane is being dispatched from Canon City. A Type 3 Team has been ordered and 2 Hotshot crews (San Juan & Loan Peak) are also on site.

The cause of the fire is currently under investigation, however officials have said it was human-caused.

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