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The wildfire has prompted a voluntary pre-evacuation for the area and is still moving south towards Burn Ridge.

ROUTT COUNTY, Colo. — A wildfire that started Friday afternoon in Routt National Forest (RNF) is 1,661 acres causing a large closure in the area, with smoke settling over the Continental Divide in Jackson County.

The fire grew to roughly 250 to 300 acres Saturday night, prompting a voluntary pre-evacuation for the area.

Aerial resources helped with containment Friday, and a Type III incident team was ordered, according to officials. 

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The Morgan Creek fire started south of Hinman Campground, south of Seedhouse corridor, County Road 64 and Forest Road 400. Those areas are now closed.

Road closures for County Road 64 are in effect at the County Road 129 junction. Forest Roads 400, 440 and 442 are also closed. 

Recreation sites for the Forrest Service are also closed along the Seedhouse corridor, including campgrounds, trailheads and the Seedhouse Guard Station.

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