Wildfire burns over 100 acres near Holly Springs
Wildfire smoke and ash billow over hundreds of acres near the Holly Springs ski resort, prompting officials to close down the entire area.
The fire was reported at 1 p.m.
ET Friday in the area of the Snow Lake Resort and Casino, according to the Colorado State Fire Marshal’s office.
At a press conference Saturday, Holly Springs Fire Chief Michael Horne said the fire had burned more than 100 acres.
The area is considered non-operational.
The blaze is believed to be one of the most destructive fires in Colorado history.
A total of eight wildfires are burning across the state.
A number of fire agencies were assisting with the response.
An area north of the ski resort is closed due to the smoke.
In the area south of the resort, the fire is burning in an area about a half mile south of Holly Springs Ski Resort.
A fire was burning in the southbound lanes of I-70 east of Holly.
The I-35E northbound lane in the I-30/I-70 interchange has been closed due the smoke fire.
There were no reports of injuries.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.