WOLF CREEK PASS, Colo. (CBS4) – Two wildfires are burning in the backcountry in the Wolf Creek Pass area of Southern Colorado.READ MORE: Colorado Weather: Turning A Bit Cooler And Windy This Weekend Ahead Of Snow Chance Next Week
A wildfire called the West Fork Fire has tripled in size. The fire has now burned 12,000 acres.
The fire is putting up a huge plume of smoke and can be seen many miles away in Creede.
Smoke from the fires has shut down Highway 160 over Wolf Creek Pass.
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A second fire, closer to Wolf Creek Ski Area, has burned 700 acres. It is being called the Windy Pass Fire.
It has now burned within a quarter of a mile of the ski area boundary, but so far no structures have been destroyed.
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