Posted by Jeff on Oct 21, 2020 at 7:08 am in Hiking News | 0 comments | Last change: October 20, 2020
Rescue workers from the Juan County Sheriff & # 39; s Department and the U.S. Forest Service evacuated 23 people and three dogs from Colorado's San Juan National Forest when wildfire raged through the area. The US Forest Service used helicopters for the evacuation.
According to the Office of Emergency Management in San Juan County, the fire – known as the ice fire – began shortly after 1 p.m. on Monday, October 19, 2020. Local time in the South Mineral Creek area above the park's Ice Lakes trailhead and burned 320 acres at 5 p.m.
As of their last update, the US Forest Service had air and ground wildland firefighters working to contain the ice fire with "tankers and a hotshot squad".
Thousands of Colorado residents had to evacuate their homes just last week when the Cameron Peak Fire and CalWood Fire ravaged the state along the Front Range.
The Cameron Peak Fire became the largest fire in Colorado state history – burning 204,404 acres.
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