A wildfire burning in a rural area east of Colorado Springs has forced a mandatory evacuation of Ranch of the Rockies, a subdivision located near Hartsel.
The 5-acre fire, nicknamed the Kaufman fire, was reported at about 11:30 a.m. Sunday, burning in Chaffee County and on the border of Park County, according to the U.S. Forest Service.
The forest service said the fire was caused by a human and is being spurred by grass and gusting winds.
Several agencies are working on the fire, including the forest service, Park and Chaffee counties and units from Buena Vista.
New fire on the San Isabel NF, #SalidaRD, the #Kaufmanfire started 11:28am and is being suppress by multiple agencies https://t.co/wcDKjMkLW7
— USFS_Pike&San Isabel (@PSICC_NF) April 29, 2018
Wildland Fire – Ranch of the Rockies, Mandatory Evacuations: There is a wild land fire in the Ranch of the Rockies Subdivision. Current critical area Mandatory Evacuations include: Off Ranch Rd north to Campfire to Blacksmith to Oahu. https://t.co/h8AF93BanX pic.twitter.com/8tn12x4Z2t
— Park County (@ParkCounty) April 29, 2018