Evacuation orders issued in Colorado as wildfire burns near Rocky Mountain National Park

A wildfire that sparked in Colorado on Tuesday quickly grew in size, prompting evacuations in the town of Estes Park, near Rocky Mountain National Park.

Kruger Rock Fire was reported just before 7 上午. and grew to more than 130 acres by 6:30 下午. 当地时间, Larimer County officials said. It was about 15% contained Tuesday evening.
Some structures were threatened by flames, but there is, 至今, no damage reported, 的 Larimer County Sheriff’s Office 在推特上说.
      Estes Park Emergency Communications Center said mandatory evacuations are underway for residents and businesses in the area of Little Valley and Hermit Park due toimmediate and imminent danger.Voluntary evacuations are advised for residents and businesses in the Meadowdale area and along Highway 36.
        Residents watch as the Kruger Rock Fire burns in Estes Park, 科罗拉多州.

        Estes Park is a town of about 6,000 居民 位于 70 miles north of Denver.
          Parts of US 36 in the region were closed due to fire activity, 根据 Colorado Department of Transportation.
          Winds near the Kruger Rock Fire are currently gusting to about 25 至 30 miles per hour out of the west and are expected to strengthen, with gusts up to 50 mph possible. This wind direction will push the fire away from Estes Park, toward the southeast, where mandatory and voluntary evacuations have been issued.
            The area will remain windy with gusts to 40 mph through mid-evening when a cold front is expected to bring a wind shift to the northeast and wind speeds will drop to 10 至 20 英里每小时.
            国家气象局 in Boulder is forecasting a very low potential for large plume-dominated fire growth due to moist air conditions with humidity above 25%.

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