Colorado Wildfire: 2 Killed in Lower North Fork Fire (Video, Map)
Jefferson County, Colorado Wildfire Destroys over 4,500 Acres So Far
A wildfire tearing through Jefferson County, Colorado has killed at least two people so far. The Lower North Fork Fire has burned more than 4,500 acres and counting.
The Lower North Fork Fire is uncontained, and is fueled by 45mph winds. 900 homes have been evacuated so far, and 23 have been destroyed. 450 firefighters are currently battling the blaze.
The two people confirmed dead in the wildfire are Sam and Linda Lucas, age 77 and 76 respectively. One more person is missing.
It is not clear what started the wildfire, which began on March 26, but a controlled burn may be to blame.
- Jefferson County Sheriff: Lower North Forks Wildfire Updates
Below you can see eyewitness video of the Colorado wildfire, as well as a map of the area affected by the Lower North Fork Fire. Below the fire area map, you can see the Jefferson County Twitter feed, which has updates on evacuations, firefighting efforts, and weather conditions.
View Lower North Fork Wildfire in a larger map