More evacuations near southern Colorado wildfire

WESTCLIFFE — Residents of approximately 50 more houses in the southern Colorado mountains are being told to evacuate because a wildfire burning nearby is expected to remain active over the next several days.

The fire near Westcliffe was burning on about 2,500 acres of rugged terrain today.

The latest people told to evacuate live in a rural subdivision in Custer County and had been warned Tuesday to be ready to leave.

Residents of another 50 homes in Fremont County were told to evacuate on Monday.

Fire managers say the fire still has the potential to grow, with more hot, dry weather in the forecast.

The fire started in the San Isabel National Forest on Sunday and is 5 percent contained. The cause isn’t known.


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