Published 6:25 pm | Updated 1
The Spring Fire in southern Colorado has burned 1945 an estimated 3,723 hectares and has forced hundreds of evacuations. There is no containment at this time and a Type 2 team is expected to fight on Thursday.
The fire burns about 160 miles south of Denver in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains.
Authorities said Thursday morning that some structures went up in flames but did not contain immediate details. The Costilla County sheriff's office said it would investigate the damage and bring evacuees up to date.
The evacuation notice was sent on the day of the fire to nearly 400 telephone numbers at Forbes Park east of Fort Garland. Approximately 350 primary and vacation homes in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains have been evacuated.
Hot, dry and windy weather has increased the risk of fire in much of Colorado as well as in Utah and parts of Arizona and Nevada.
Smokevane of #SpringFire in Costilla County, CO GOES-16 visible satellite imagery. Arrow points to the base of the flag. The fire seems to promote convective development. #cowx #COfire pic.twitter.com/pOQ3fy2Y0m
– NWS Pueblo (@NWSPueblo) June 28, 2018