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Wildfire near Twin Lakes grows to 400 acres, evacuations ordered (Cañon City Daily Record)

A wildfire burning in the Interlaken Historic District near Twin Lakes — a popular hiking and camping destination about 22 miles southwest of Leadville — grew to 413 acres and prompted evacuation and pre-evacuation orders Wednesday. The Interlaken fire grew from 164 acres Tuesday evening to 413 acres Wednesday, according to the Bureau of Land Management’s wildfire information system. The fire was discovered at 1:44 p.m. Tuesday and is believed to be human-caused, according to the agency. The Lake County Sheriff's Office issued evacuation orders for Interlaken and County Road 25 and pre-evacuation orders for Lost Canyon Road from County Road 30 down to Balltown, a small residential area on the east side of Twin Lakes on Tuesday afternoon. Although the pre-evacuation orders were initially lifted Tuesday night around 9:15 p.m., the sheriff’s office reissued the pre-evacuation notice for Lost Canyon “until further notice” at 7:34 a.m. Wednesday. Resources from the Lake County Sheriff’s Office, Leadville Lake County Fire Rescue, Lake County Search & Rescue, Vail Fire & Emergency Services, Chaffee County Fire Protection District, Red White & Blue Fire District, Summit Fire & EMS District, the U.S. Forest Service and St. Vincent Health’s Ambulance Service responded to the blaze Tuesday. Read more ... 

A picturesque mountain landscape with snow caps, forest, a lake, and smoke possibly from a wildfire.