GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. (CBS4)– A wildfire burning south of Glenwood Springs forced one subdivision to evacuate for a few hours on Friday night.

The fire had burned about 20 acres as of 7 p.m. Friday in the Oak Meadows Subdivision south of Glenwood Springs along Four Mile Creek. The fire is growing.

A type 1 helicopter is en route to the fire along with four single engine tankers and one large air tanker.

oak meadows fire 1 credit ann driggers via krex copy Wildfire Burning Near Glenwood Springs Forces Evacuations

(credit: Ann Driggers)

The subdivision was evacuated but all residents were allowed to return after 10 p.m. Friday once the power was restored.

What caused the fire is being investigated.

Wildfire Resources

– Visit’s Living With Wildfire section.

Wildfire Photo Galleries

– See images from the most destructive wildfires (Black Forest, Waldo Canyon, High Park and Fourmile), the deadliest (Storm King) and largest wildfire (Hayman) in Colorado history.


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