Fire near Mancos, Colo. threatening dozens of homes

Posted at: 10/18/2012 7:31 AM
Updated at: 10/18/2012 8:05 AM
By: The Associated Press

The U.S. Forest Service is calling for evacuations of at least 30 to 40 homes threatened by a wildfire in southwestern Colorado.

Fire officials said Wednesday that the fast-moving fire six miles southeast of Mancos is burning on more than 100 acres near where the Weber Fire burned earlier this year.

Meanwhile, crews are trying to keep another fire in southwest Colorado from spreading toward houses at Vallecito Reservoir.

Fire officials say high winds pushed the fire toward the reservoir in the afternoon, and about 20 homes have received pre-evacuation notices.

About 20 homes have been placed pre-evacuation notice in the Lake Vista Estates subdivision due to the Vallecito Fire, which is now estimated at 200 to 250 acres.

Air and ground crews weren't able to attack the fire directly Wednesday.

It is estimated at 200 to 250 acres.

In northern Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park officials say activity at the Fern Lake Fire has remained low.

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