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Families Rush To Evacuate As 37E Fire Grows North Of Lyons – CBS Denver

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LARIMER COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4)– It’s a feeling that’s becoming all too familiar for Coloradans.

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“It’s overwhelming, you can just see the ash in the sky and feel everyone’s stress,” said Gange Betancourt, who was in the area to help residents evacuating near Blue Mountain Road and Apple Valley.

As smoke filled the sky on Friday afternoon, dozens of families evacuated Lyons, as emergency crews rushed to the Blue Mountain area, responding to a wildfire now being called the 37E Fire. As of Friday night, the fire had burned 300 acres with zero percent containment.

“We got some pills there,” said Douglas Gregory, who evacuated his home with his wife. “We got a bible, binoculars, and a sack of goodies and our clothes over there.”

Resident Megan McAvoy ran…

CBS Denver

2022-04-15 22:34:26

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