EAGLE COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4)– Some residents of Eagle County are being told to evacuate because of a wildfire. The fire is burning near Sylvan Lake State Park and 12 miles south of Eagle.
People in the park and nearby campsites are also being told to evacuate.READ MORE: Drawing Down The Blue Mesa To Help The Dry West
The fire is estimated at 180 acres and growing in lodgepole pine and other timber on the White River National Forest. It is being pushed by high winds and firefighters are reporting extreme fire behavior like crowning in trees.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.MORE NEWS: Search For 3 Missing After Larimer County Flooding To Resume Saturday
It was reported at 3:15 p.m. Sunday. The cause remains under investigation.