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COSTILLA COUNTY - About 150 firefighters are fighting a wildfire between Walsenburg and the Great Sand Dunes National Park which has grown to more than 500 acres.

The fire is burning in Costilla County on the north side of La Veta Pass on US Highway 160.

The fire broke out around 11:30 a.m. Sunday. Costilla County Sheriff's officials say residents of the Forbes Wagon Creek Ranch and Forbes Park were urged to evacuate on a voluntary basis.

No homes are threatened and no injuries have been reported.

Fire crews are using a Red Cross shelter at the Blanca/Fort Garland Community Center, a mile west of Fort Garland. Red Cross volunteer Bob Wallace says it could also be used for evacuees if evacuations become mandatory.
 

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COSTILLA COUNTY - About 240 firefighters are back battling a wildfire in Southern Colorado which grew to ten times its size from Monday to Tuesday.

The Malovega fire is burning on about 4,400 acres near La Vega Pass, north of highway 160 between Walsenburg and the Great Sand Dunes National Park. The highway has been closed off and on between La Veta Pass and Fort Garland. It is currently closed.

At times, firefighters have been pulled back from fighting the fire because of the flames' intensity.

The fire has forced about 270 homes in a 20-mile radius to be evacuated.

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COSTILLA COUNTY - Around 240 firefighters are struggling to contain a wildfire in Southern Colorado which has grown to nearly 9,000 acres in size.

The Mato Vega fire is burning near La Veta Pass, north of highway 160 between Walsenburg and the Great Sand Dunes National Park. The highway has been closed off and on between La Veta Pass and Fort Garland. It is currently closed.

The National Weather Service says the fire is, "Moving like a freight train."

At times, firefighters have been pulled back from fighting the fire because of the flames' intensity. High winds have also hampered firefighting efforts, grounding aircraft that would usually be used in such circumstances.

The fire has forced about 270 homes in a 20-mile radius to be evacuated. The evacuations include the Spring Creek and Wagon Creek Subdivisions.

An evacuation shelter has been set up at Blanca Ft. Garland Community Center.

The fire broke out around 11:30 a.m. Sunday. Officials say it was caused by lightning.

No injuries have been reported.

In Larimer County, the Halligan Reservoir Fire is burning on 50 acres. More than 30 crewmembers from several jurisdictions are fighting the fire. No structures are being threatened. The fire is believed to have been started by lightning.

Another fire is burning on 100 acres in Teller County. The fire is burning near Wright Reservoir and is 30 percent contained, according to Teller County Officials.
 

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any updates?our dept sent a brush truck this morning
freqs being used????
 

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Wednesday evening update.
11,805 acres. 30% contained. 344 firefighters, 31 Engs, 2 choppers, and 8 twenty man crews on scene. 280 structures remain threatened.
Containment is estimated for June 30.

Pueblo Interagency Fire went to Preparedness Level 5 tonight!!! 75% of their resources are committed. National is still at a PL 3, but there is a lot of competition for resources. That's a nice way of saying they are hard to get if you can get them at all.

Thomas' T-2 IMT from Montana was ordered to Colorado this morning.
 

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rfburns said:
Thomas' T-2 IMT from Montana was ordered to Colorado this morning.
My mistake. It's Reid's T-2 IMT from Montana to Colorado and Thomas' team went to the Lion Creek Fire NW of Paradox.
 
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