KREMMLING, Colo. (CBS4)– As many as 200 homes were evacuated Wednesday afternoon because of a wildfire burning north of Kremmling.

Silver Creek Fire on Aug. 12 (credit: InciWeb)

The American Red Cross set up a shelter in Kremmling at a middle school at 715 Kinsey Avenue. Grand County also set up an evacuation point at the CSU Extension Hall to provide residents a location to receive information about the fire.

Smoke can be seen from all over Grand County from the Silver Creek Fire. It started in July, but had not threatened homes until now. It has burned nearly 3,200 acres and is 15 percent contained.

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It’s burning 14 miles north of Kremmling. The Old Park neighborhood was evacuated including the areas north and south of Highway 134.

All county roads west of County Road 19 off of Highway 134 to the Grand/Routt County line are closed to the public.

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State Highway 134 from mile post 16 to County Road 17 is closed to the public.

Wildfire Resources

– Visit CBSDenver.com’s Colorado 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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