East Troublesome Fire Forces Evacuations in Estes Park, Colorado

Mandatory evacuations were ordered for people on the west side of Estes Park, Colorado, on Thursday, October 22, as the East Troublesome Fire spread into Rocky Mountain National Park.

Footage shot by Sean Park on Thursday shows smoke disrupting the mountain view.

Town officials said all routes into Estes Park had been closed. Rocky Mountain National Park was also closed, and park officials warned that air quality was “hazardous.”

As of Thursday afternoon, the East Troublesome Fire had burned about 125,600 acres and was five percent contained, according to fire officials. Credit: Sean Park via Storyful