After sparking on Wednesday, October 7, the Deep Creek Fire northwest of Green Mountain Reservoir in Summit County has grown to 80 acres.
While the specific cause of the fire remains under investigation, White River National Forest has confirmed that it is human-caused. The blaze ignited at about 4:30 PM on Wednesday.
Multiple helicopters and air tankers are currently being used to help stop the blaze, along with other fire fighting resources.
Homes in the Shadow Creek Ranch community have been evacuated. Spring Creek Ranch, between Colorado 9 and the Blue River is under a pre-evacuation notice.
The fire is currently being fueled by beetle-killed pine, grass, and sage. Conditions in the area are dry. Approximately 75 firefighters are working this blaze.
Another new blaze has also sparked in Colorado near Purgatory Ski Resort. Read more about that blaze here.