Spring Fire Prompts More Evacuations as it Becomes Largest Live Fire in Colorado

StoryfulWeatherPublished: July 2, 2018Updated: July 3, 2018
Published: July 2, 2018Updated: July 3, 2018

The Spring Creek Fire blaze stood at almost 57,000 acres and was five per cent contained on Monday, June 2, which prompted additional evacuation notices for parts of Huerfano County, Colorado. New evacuations orders have been issued to Gardner, Chama, Malachite, Badito and Redwing, Colorado, according to CBS Denver. This video shows the blaze of the Spring Fire, also referred to as the Spring Creek Fire, as filmer Jake Mandelko drove along Highway 160, which was closed due to the fire. The fire has become the largest fire currently burning in Colorado, according to the Denver Channel. It started in Costilla County on June 27 and immediately prompted almost 400 evacuations in Forbes Park, Colorado, according to CBS Denver. Evacuations were ordered for Forbes Park and Wagon Creek Estates in Costilla County, and Tres Valles subdivision in Huerfano County. Highway 160 was still closed on July 2. The fire was human-caused and was still under investigation this week, the police said. The Costilla County Sheriff’s Office arrested and charged a man with arson in connection with the fire on June 30. Credit: Jake Mandelko via Storyful

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