UPDATED: Red Canyon Fire Near Glenwood Springs Engulfs 350 Acres [PHOTOS]
The Red Canyon wildfire south of Glenwood Springs is quickly spreading due to high winds.
August 15: Firefighters have the Red Canyon fire contained at 27%, and have determined the fire is burning close to 380 acres.
The Carbondale and Rural Fire Protection District has stated that close to 20 structures are being threatened by the fire.
Firefighters believe the fire started due to a lighting strike, but have yet to pinpoint the cause.
August 14: The Red Canyon fire near Glenwood Springs sparked evacuation orders for some in the area.
Authorities stated the fire turned to the north and east Tuesday afternoon.
Residents in east of the blaze and north to Interstate 70 are being evacuated to Roaring Fork High School in Carbondale, while residents with large animals are being asked to take them to the Garfield County Fairgrounds.
The fire has consumed up to 350 acres so far, with 10 percent containment.
August 13: The Red Canyon fire started early yesterday (Monday 12) afternoon and has engulfed near 150 acres and is at zero containment.
Jason Grosse a spokesman for the Glenwood Springs Fire Department told the Times-Call that the fire is burning near some residential areas, stating, "There are a few year-round properties, but it's mostly seasonal cabins."
Authorities have closed County Road 115 from Highway 82, and at the intersection of County Road 115 and 119.
The fire is located in rough and remote terrain, making it difficult for fire crews to reach. One single-engine tanker made a drop yesterday, and was going to try to make another pass before dark.
No structures have been lost and no injuries have been reported.