Wildfire burns in Park County

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Arkansas Fire. June 14, 2012

PARK COUNTY, Colo. – Voluntary evacuations were ordered for residents in southeast Park County Thursday afternoon as a wildfire erupted near the town of Lake George.

The “Arkansas Fire” was estimated at 40 acres as of 6 p.m. Residents within a one-mile radius received reverse emergency notifications, authorities said.

No structures were threatened.

Officials believe the fire was sparked by lightning on Wednesday.