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New Wildfire Breaks Out In Park County, Evacuations Ordered

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Arkansas Fire (credit: Colorado State Patrol)

Arkansas Fire (credit: Colorado State Patrol)

LAKE GEORGE, Colo. (CBS4) – Forest officials say a few wildfire has broken out in Park County, and evacuations are being ordered.

The fire was named the Arkansas Fire was apparently was sparked by lightning. It is located about a mile south of Highway 24 in the Pike National Forest, near Lake George.

As of Thursday at noon it had burned about 10 acres. Evacuations were ordered for a 1 mile area around Lake George.

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