Pawnee Fire: Evacuation orders in effect Sunday morning

Smoke from Sugarloaf Fire burning in Grand County drifting into Boulder County

San Luis Valley 911 tweeted Monday night that 104 homes have been destroyed in the Forbes Park area.

The flames were chewing through tinder-dry grass, oak and brush in the hills outside of the tiny town of Guinda, California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection spokesman Gabe Lauderbale said.

Ellen Booth and Larry Booth told KRDO-TV in Colorado Springs that they lost their vacation home where they planned to live in retirement and were not able to insure because of recent destructive fires in Colorado.

This item has been corrected to say that more than 2,000 homes have been evacuated by the fire.

"There's a lot of history and memories that go into this cabin", said Lewis, 44, of Magna, Utah. The smoke is expected to linger overnight, and clear around noon Tuesday.

Before the latest flare up happened, the fire was at 13,700 acres and 73 percent contained, according to CAL FIRE. Find the Pawnee fire and zoom into the location for more details.

Much as with last year's wildfires, winds are blowing the flames in a southwesterly direction.

Officials urged people not to call 911 about smoke unless they see actively burning fire.

A man accused of starting a Colorado wildfire that has destroyed more than 100 homes acknowledged building a fire on land where he has been living but said he made sure it was out, according to a court document. "It's not a joke".

"The marine layer would normally burn off, but it looks like we are going to have it through tomorrow", Fasano said on Monday morning. "This fire has definitely grown a lot faster than the previous fires there".

Joergensen attempted to put the fire out with a blanket, but it caught fire. We got right in the middle of it. "The best word I can come up with is hectic".

Over the weekend, the Costilla County Sheriff's Department announced the arrest of 52-year-old Jesper Jorgenson who now faces arson charges, though officials say the fire was not started intentionally.

" 'The rain is not helping as individuals think it does, ' McLean said".

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