Colorado wildfires: Black Forest Fire, Royal Gorge Fire, Big Meadows fires Live
Wildfires in Black Forest near Colorado Springs, Royal Gorge Park and Rocky Mountain National Park are all burning as temperatures verging on triple digits and high winds hit Colorado.
- 15,000 acres burned; 38,000 people evacuated; no containment details
- 360 homes are a total loss, the most in Colorado history.
- No reported deaths or injuries; a reported missing person has been located, the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office says
- EVACUATION MAP: Updated as of noon on June 13 with voluntary, mandatory evacs and points of destroyed homes.
Next press briefing at 5 p.m. Thursday.
ROYAL GORGE FIRE
8:30 p.m. Wednesday: Fire officials say a wildfire about 3,100 acres in size is burning near the Royal Gorge. Twenty structures have been confirmed destroyed, but details about them are not available. The fire is 20 percent contained.
BIG MEADOWS FIRE
Thursday morning: Rocky Mountain National Park officials estimate the fire has grown to 600 acres from 400 acres Wednesday morning. It began as a lightning strike and quickly spread as high winds and temperatures and low humidity blanketed the region.
OTHER CURRENT FIRES IN COLORADO:
- Klikus Fire: Estimated at 75% contained. and could be contained by Thursday
- Bergen Rock Fire: Bergen Rock wildfire in Douglas County 100 percent contained