Evacuations reported as fire grows in Park County

PARK COUNTY, Colo. — A wildfire was growing early Saturday evening, the Park County Sheriff’s Office said.

The fire, being called the 392 Fire, was burning about 10 miles northeast of Como. Reports indicated it was about 90 acres in size and 50 percent contained as of Saturday night.

Crews from the Platte Canyon Fire Department were fighting the fire on the ground with support from the air.

About 30 campers and one home were evacuated.

A spokesman with the sheriff’s office said investigators believe the fire was started by people who were shooting recreationally in the area.

Five engines, one water tender, an ambulance, two helicopters, two crews, an air attack, nine single-engine air tankers, one lead aircraft and two heavy air tankers were brought in to fight the fire, according to the U.S. Forest Service Pike and San Isabel.

One structure is reportedly threatened and winds are among the hazards crews are battling.