Wildfire forces evacuations in subdivision northwest of Kremmling

GRAND COUNTY, Colo. -- A wildfire forced evacuations in the Gorewood Estates subdivision northwest of Kremmling on Tuesday afternoon, the Grand County Sheriff's Office said.

The Grand County Office of Emergency Management said no structures had been lost, but 12 homes were threatened. The emergency notification system was activated for affected residents.

The Gore Ridge Fire was not threatening the town of Kremmling.

"If you are located within a three mile radius of the area be ready to leave immediately in the event of evacuation," the Grand County Office of Emergency Management said.

The fire had burned approximately five acres and a half dozen agencies were responding to try to contain it.

Sheriff's office spokesman Lt. Dan Mayer said it started about 12:30 p.m. Tuesday as a burning slash pile that got out of control.

It was burning in the middle of a rural residential area of large homes. Emergency personnel went door to door to make sure everyone was out.

Two helicopters made drops, helping firefighters who were working to contain the flames.