Jun 17, 2012 5:19 PM by Matt Stafford

UPDATE: evacuations and road closures while crews fight fire near Lake George

Update: Springer Fire has burned 200 acres.

Update: News 5 crews responding to the Springer Fire say County Roads 96 and 92 are closed at Highway 24 while crews fight the fire. Our crews have also been told by the Park county Sheriff's office that along with 11 Mile Canyon the nearby Boy Scout camp will also be evacuated.

Previous info: Crews are responding to a wildfire in Park County near the Teller County line. It was originally called in around noon Sunday, about two miles north of 11 Mile Reservoir; about three miles south of Lake George. 11 Mile Canyon Recreation Area and some homes are being evacuated. Other areas have been given pre-evacuation notices; neighbors in the Wagon Tongue subdivision tell News 5 they've received the pre-evacuation notice.

Originally the fire was listed as two to four acres, but Barb Timock with the National Forest Service said around 2 p.m. that estimates put the fire between 50 and 100 acres.

40 or more firefighters are already assigned to the fire. No word yet on what started the fire.



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