By Anica Padilla

EAGLE COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – The fire burning near Sylvan Lake State Park, 12 miles south of Eagle, has grown from 180 acres on Sunday to over 1,400 acres on Monday.

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On Sunday, people in the park and nearby campsites were told to evacuate.

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The fire is burning in lodgepole pine and other timber on the White River National Forest.

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It was being pushed by high winds and firefighters reported extreme fire behavior, like crowning in trees, on Sunday.

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Sixty firefighters, four single-engine air-tankers and a light helicopter were fighting the fire Sunday evening.

It was reported at 3:15 p.m. Sunday. The cause remains under investigation.

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Anica Padilla