GRAND LAKE, Colo. (CBS4)– Three hundred homes have been ordered to evacuate due to a wildfire burning at the Grand Lake Golf Course in Grand Lake.
The fire had burned an undetermined amount of acreage as of 4:30 p.m. Large columns of smoke can be seen from the fire.
All residents along County Road 48 to Highway 34 and north into Rocky Mountain National Park are required to evacuate. This includes the northwest part of Grand Lake, including the Columbine Lake neighborhood and the Elk Creek Campground and RV Park.
The American Red Cross of Colorado & Wyoming has opened an evacuation center at The Grand Lake Center, at 301 Marina Drive in Grand Lake. Red Cross volunteers will be on scene and there will be cots, blankets, food and water as needed.
For now, it does not include most of the businesses and shops in Grand Lake. Highway 34 remains open.
Emergency information is available at 970-725-1300.
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