Officials say 20 acres burned around homes on the west side of Estes Park.
At 10 p.m. Saturday dozens of firefighters prepared for a nighttime attack on the fire.
At least 21 homes burned. According to officials, everyone made it out and no one was injured. Some had to leave their homes quickly.
"I didn't even have this shirt," said Ben Roubin, who saw the fire coming. "I went to a yard sale and got a shirt. That's it. I have shorts and a pair of shoes."
"I didn't even think to take my phone and my wallet because the fire was a little bit further down," Roubin said.
The fire burned in the Estes Park city limits, near the Beaver Meadows Entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park.
The Beaver Meadows Entrance Station on US 36 was closed Saturday afternoon. At 7 p.m. Saturday that road reopened. All other entrances to the park remained open Saturday night.
An evacuation was ordered within a one mile circumference of the fire. Air support is getting water from Mary's Lake and a perimeter is being set around the fire.
Winds on the northeast side of the fire are driving the blaze in areas of dense timber. A Type Three fire management team is on the way to the fire.
An air tanker is also being pulled off of the High Park Fire to fight the blaze. The Estes Park Fire Department has requested helicopter support.
The Red Cross is setting up a shelter at Estes Park High School on 1600 Manford Ave.
The fire was reported at 11:18 Saturday morning.
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