GUNNISON, Colo. — A wildfire burning along a ridge between Gunnison and Crested Butte has burned more than 1,300 acres.
The Lowline Fire grew to 1,331 acres as of Monday morning, with 15% containment. Ten structures were being threatened by the fire, fire officials said.
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The fire is burning 14 miles north-northwest of Gunnison and 11 miles southwest of Crested Butte on a ridge between Squirrel and Mill creeks.
USFS said the cause of the fire was lightning. It's burning in mixed conifer with heavy, dead fallen trees, and shrubs and grass in the lower elevations, USFS said.
More than 400 people are fighting the fire.
A mandatory evacuation notice was issued for people living in the Mill Creek Drainage west of the intersection of County Road 730 (Ohio Pass Road) and County Road 727. Ohio Pass Road is closed from Kebler Pass to the Redden Ranch on Ohio Creek. Other road closures can be found here.
People who own livestock can take them to the Gunnison County Fairgrounds.
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