Wildfire Map Spotlight: Twin Lakes Wildfire

What is the name and location of the wildfire?

As of June 12, 2024, a wildfire is burning near Twin Lakes in Colorado's Lake County (1)(2)(3). It is active in the Pike and San Isabel National Forest, approximately 15 miles south of Leadville and near the Interlaken Historic District.

Emergency officials have not named the fire yet.

Which cities or areas are affected by the wildfire?

The areas directly impacted by the fire near Twin Lakes include the historic Interlaken district, County Road 25, Balltown, Lost Canyon, and the east side of Twin Lakes. The smoke from the fire is affecting air quality in Leadville and Salida.

What is the current containment status of the wildfire?

As of Wednesday morning, the wildfire has burned over 200 acres. Containment efforts are ongoing, but no specific percentage of containment has been provided by the authorities.

Are there any evacuation orders or alerts in place?

Evacuation orders are in effect for residents near Interlaken and County Road 25. Pre-evacuation notices have been issued for Balltown, Lost Canyon, and County Road 30.

An evacuation center has been set up at the 6th Street Gym in Leadville, which is approximately 12 miles northeast of the fire. Residents and visitors are urged to stay informed about further updates and adhere to evacuation orders for their safety.

How can I protect myself from wildfire smoke?

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