BOULDER COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4)– A wildfire was burning in St. Vrain Canyon in Boulder County on Monday afternoon. The fire was burning near Highway 7 between Lyons and Allenspark.

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Copter4 flew toward the so-called Tiny House Fire that was sending up a lot of smoke about 4:45 p.m. Monday.

As of 8 p.m., the fire grew to nearly 15 acres. More than 130 evacuations were ordered north of Highway 7 in the Conifer Hill area. Those evacuations are expected to last overnight.

Officials don’t believe they will announce new evacuations.

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Evacuees are being urged to go to the Highlands Presbyterian Camp, located at 1306 Business Hwy 7 (Highlands Camp Road).

Highway 7 is closed between the 23 mile marker and 24.5 mile marker. Officials expect the road to be closed for several hours.

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Fire crews from Allenspark, Boulder County Sheriff’s Office and the Lyons Fire Department all responded to the wildfire.

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Air support has been ordered.

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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