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A heard of elk was caught on video running away from the fire in the area of Estes Park.
Firefighters estimate that 115 acres burned on Wednesday near Estes Park. The Larimer County Sheriff’s Office says around 150 personnel are working to try to contain the fire, and the blaze is only around 11% contained.
Several areas along State Highway 36 are under voluntary and mandatory evacuations as the Kruger Rock Fire continues to grow in Larimer County, CO.
Latest evacuation zones: https://www.larimer.org/kruger-rock-fire
Here are the locations where evacuees can go:
LifeBridge Church 10345 Ute Hwy, Longmont - Available for overnight sheltering. No reservation needed, just show up.
Estes Park Event Center 1125 Rooftop Way
Small Animals may be evacuated to the Larimer Humane Society, 3501 E. 71st Street, Loveland.
Large animals can be taken to The Ranch, 5280 Arena Circle, Loveland.
Overnight sheltering is available at the YMCA at 2515 Tunnel Road, Estes. Small pets are also welcome.
Estes Park resident John Laughlin shares video of the fire from his home as mandatory evacuations are taking place.
He said the fire is "still very active" but appears to be moving east. hHowever, if the wind shifts it could come back toward Laughlin.
"We're on edge," he said.
The Kruger Rock Fire is now approximately 100 acres with zero containment, according to the Larimer County Sheriff's Office.
Evacuations have been ordered in the area surrounding the Kruger Rock Fire outside Estes Park, Colorado due to the growing wildfire.
Video from KDVR in Denver shows the Kruger Rock Fire burning on the mountainside.
Mandatory Evacuations have been ordered for people in the area of Little Valley due to the wildfire. People in the area have been told to evacuate immediately.
An evacuation site has been opened for residents, and that’s located at the Estes Park Events Center at 1125 Rooftop Way.
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