Four major wildfires burn across Colorado; mandatory evacuations issued


A satellite image provided by Maxar Technologies shows the Pine Gulch fire north of Grand Junction, Colo., Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020. The fire about 18 miles (29 kilometers) north of Grand Junction was started more than a week ago by lightning in remove and rough terrain in Mesa and Garfield counties. (©2020 Maxar Technologies via AP)

DENVER (NewsNation/KDVR) — Four major wildfires are burning across Colorado. Firefighters are dealing with extremely challenging conditions, including hot temperatures, gusty winds and very low humidity.

Below is the latest basic information about each of the four wildfires. Click on the name of the wildfire for specific updates on each fire.


Location: Glenwood Canyon, along Interstate 70

Acreage: 25,007

Containment: 0%

Evacuations: Lookout Mountain, No Name, Bair Ranch, Coulter Creek, Buck Point, Spring Valley Ranch, Homestead Estates, Sweetwater, Aspen Meadows, Upper Colorado Road, High Aspen Ranch

Pre-Evacuations: Dotsero, Two Rivers Estates


Location: North of Grand Junction in Mesa and Garfield counties

Acreage: 85,407

Containment: 7%

Evacuations: Roan Creek Road, Clear Creek Road, Carr Creek Road and Brush Creek Road CR 202 on


Location: Near Chambers Lake in Larimer County

Acreage: 13,305

Containment: 0%

Evacuations: Yes. Evacuation orders are in place from Highway 14 north to Deadman Road and Four Corners, and from Red Feather Lakes west to Cameron Pass. The Long Draw Reservoir area is also under a mandatory evacuation order.


Location: Grand County

Acreage: 6,345

Containment: 0%

Evacuations: Yes. Homes in the immediate vicinity (not including the Fraser Valley) are ordered to evacuate. Pre-evacuation notices have been issued for the following areas: County Road 50, 50S and St. Louis Creek Road (County Road 73).

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