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.
On Sunday, people in the park and nearby campsites were told to evacuate.READ MORE: Drawing Down The Blue Mesa To Help The Dry West
The fire is burning in lodgepole pine and other timber on the White River National Forest.
It was being pushed by high winds and firefighters reported extreme fire behavior, like crowning in trees, on Sunday.READ MORE: 'He Is The Face Of Cheyenne Frontier Days': Garth Brooks Remembers Chris LeDoux Before Taking Stage
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.MORE NEWS: Search For 3 Missing After Larimer County Flooding To Resume Saturday