Badger Creek Fire Caused Evacuations South of Hartsel

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A wildfire in Park County, called the Badger Creek Fire, forced evacuations Wednesday about 30 miles south of Hartsel.  

A mandatory evacuation order was issued for residents who live within a five-mile radius of Badger Creek Ranch. The ranch is 30 miles south of Hartsel and 15 miles east of Nathrop. The fire was burning near Latigo Loop and County Road 35, also called McMurray Road. The fire is said to be 100% contained as of last night and has burned just over 40 acres. 

Mandatory evacuations have been lifted, but pre-evacuation warnings are still in effect.   

Fire crews remained on the scene overnight at the Rampart Fire burning in Teller County about two miles east of Woodland Park. The Forest service provided positive updates yesterday, stating that the fire is 50% contained. The fire has burned 20 acres of Forest Service land. No word on a possible cause.   

Many other smaller fires were reported yesterday around Pueblo and Colorado Springs.   

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