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Evacuations lifted for fire in Park County

The Thorpe Fire was last measured at 159 acres.

PARK COUNTY, Colo. — Evacuations have been lifted for a wildfire on U.S. Forest Service land in Park County.

According to the Forest Service, the Thorpe Fire, two miles southwest of Tarryall, was reported just after 1 p.m. Sunday. It was last measured at 159 acres Tuesday afternoon

Evacuations ordered for two subdivisions in the Weber Park area have been downgraded to pre-evacuation status. 

Multiple Forest Service resources have been called in, including a bulldozer, a helicopter, three Large Air Tankers, and one Very Large Air Tanker.

The fire is 50% contained as of Tuesday afternoon. 

The cause is unknown.

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An evacuation information center has been set up at the Lake George Community Center at 39141 U.S. Highway 24.

Evacuations

Pre-Evacuation and Evacuation information can be found on the Park County website: https://parkco.us/AlertCenter.aspx?AID=Thorp-Fire-43.

Closures

  • Forest Service Roads 227 and 231
  • County Road 44

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