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: Kyle Vinson, Man Injured In Violent Aurora Police Arrest, Doesn't Understand Why He Was 'Brutalized'
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: 2 Arrested After Psilocybin Mushrooms Found Growing In Lyons Home
Sixty firefighters, four single-engine air-tankers and a light helicopter were fighting the fire.MORE NEWS: New Center Offers Recovery Resources For Homeless In Jefferson County
It was reported at 3:15 p.m. Sunday. The cause remains under investigation.