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Fire forcing evacuations in part of Oak Meadows outside Glenwood Springs

John Stroud
Glenwood Springs Post Independent

A fire burning in the Oak Meadows neighborhood as seen from Four Mile Road.

A fire is currently burning on about 2 acres at the southern end of the Oak Meadows off Four Mile Road, forcing the evacuation of several homes in the area, according to Glenwood Springs Fire Chief Gary Tillotson.

"It looks like we have about four or five houses in the immediate vicinity of the fire," Tillotson said. "I just arrived and am trying to get a grasp on the situation."

Backup has been called in from Carbondale, Colorado River Fire Rescue and the BLM, and helicopters have been called in to help fight the fire, he said. The fire was reported about 5:30 this afternoon.

This is a developing story and will be updated as more information is made available.