By Jennifer McRae

Editorial update: The Morgan Creek Fire grew substantially due to strong wind.

ROUTT COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – Officials sent out a pre-evacuation notice on Friday afternoon for a new wildfire located northeast of Clark in Routt County. The Morgan Creek Fire has burned 250 acres, according to the U.S. Forest Service.

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Morgan Creek Fire (credit: USFS)

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The pre-evacuation notice is for the Eastern Seedhouse Area, near Forest Service Roads 442 and 442B. Officials posted a map showing the current closures and voluntary pre-evacuations at this link.

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The fire was 0% contained as of 7:20 p.m. Friday. For the latest updates, visit the Routt County Communications Facebook page.

Jennifer McRae