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Evacuations ordered in Glenwood Springs due to wildfire

A wildfire in Glenwood Springs prompted immediate evacuations of people and small animals Saturday afternoon. 

The evacuation order was issued just before 2 p.m. by the Garfield County Sheriff's Office. It was lifted about three hours later. 

At the fire's outset, the sheriff's office said people in the Mountain Shadows subdivision and residents north of Donegan Road should evacuate immediately to the Glenwood Springs Mall. That subdivision and road are on the city's northern edge.

Sheriff's office officials said the risk to structures in the area at the time was high.

No information about the cause or circumstances about the fire's origin has been released. 

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