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Evacuations Ordered For Sylvan Lake State Park Visitors, Some Eagle County Residents Due To Wildfire

EAGLE COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4)- Some residents of Eagle County are being told to evacuate because of a wildfire. The fire is burning near Sylvan Lake State Park and 12 miles south of Eagle.

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People in the park and nearby campsites are also being told to evacuate.

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Sunday, June 20, 2021 (credit: Anthony Cornel)

The fire is estimated at 180 acres and growing in lodgepole pine and other timber on the White River National Forest. It is being pushed by high winds and firefighters are reporting extreme fire behavior like crowning in trees.

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(credit: Inciweb)

Sixty firefighters, four single-engine air-tankers and a light helicopter were fighting the fire.

It was reported at 3:15 p.m. Sunday. The cause remains under investigation.

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