Silver Creek Fire near Kremmling forces evacuations of two neighborhoods |

Silver Creek Fire near Kremmling forces evacuations of two neighborhoods

Bryce Martin
Sky-Hi News

Mandatory evacuation orders were issued just before 5 p.m. Friday as the Silver Creek Fire continued its third day of increased activity.

An evacuation is in place for all of Old Park and Gore Lakes due to the increase in fire activity and a change of winds Friday afternoon.

According to officials, Highway 134 will not close until 7 p.m. Friday so residents are able to gather more of their belongings. Residents of Old Park and Gore Lakes are expected to have left their homes by 9 p.m.

A community briefing is scheduled for 7 p.m. at the West Grand High School auditorium, located at 208 12th St. in Kremmling.

The Kremmling Fairgrounds is currently taking in larger vehicles trailers and will be able to accept a small number of animals initially, according to officials. I

The Type 2 team will take over operations beginning at 8 p.m. Friday.

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