Colorado Spring Fire Grows by 20,000 Acres Overnight with Zero Containment

StoryfulWeatherPublished: June 29, 2018Updated: June 30, 2018
Published: June 29, 2018Updated: June 30, 2018

The Spring Fire blaze stood at almost 24,000 acres by the morning of Friday, June 29, with no containment, officials reported. The blaze was 4,000 acres on June 28. This video is a timelapse of the fire on Thursday, June 28. Sanchez Jarad told Storyful he took the video in the Sangre de Cristo Mountain range, which is near Fort Garland, Colorado. The fire started in Costilla County on June 27 and immediately prompted almost 400 evacuations in Forbes Park, Colorado, according to local news reports. Evacuations have been ordered for Forbes Park and Wagon Creek Estates in Costilla County, and Tres Valles subdivision in Huerfano County. Firefighters said during a news conference on June 28 that they will be “chasing” the wildfire instead of battling it due to weather conditions. The National Weather Service issued critical fire conditions across the state, as well as red flag warnings for most of western and central Colorado. Portions of US Highway 160 were closed due to the fire. The Costilla County Sheriff’s Office confirmed that structures, but did not give exact numbers at the time, according to local news reports. Credit: Sanchez Jarad via Storyful

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