PARK COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4)– Officials are forecasting more growth in the Weston Pass Fire burning in Park County.
The fire has grown to 9,342 acres as of Tuesday morning. At least one home has burned.
There are 313 crews fighting the fire burning southwest of Fairplay, between Highway 285 and County Road 5 south of County Road 22. The fire is burning in timber and brush with mixed conifer and aspen.
Fire officials say the fire is likely to grow with increased winds.
Livestock is being taken at the Park County Fairgrounds. Officials ask owners to bring adequate feed.
US Hwy 285 is closed between Hwy 9 and Hwy 24 at Antero Junction. Residents with proof of residency may have access to County Rd 22, 18, and 24.
The Fairplay Community Center shelter and Fairgrounds are open.
The fire is 10 percent contained. Investigators say lightning caused the fire.
LINK: Park County Information
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