Residents of Grand Lake, Colorado, Forced to Evacuate Homes as East Troublesome Fire Grows

The East Troublesome fire in Grand County, Colorado, covered more than 125,000 acres by Thursday morning, October 22, spurring mandatory evacuation orders overnight, reports said.

The Grand County Sheriff’s Office had issued a mandatory evacuation order on Wednesday after the fire crossed Colorado State Highway 125. Evacuees were instructed to head south of Highway 34.

This footage shows a sheriff’s deputy going door-to-door on Wednesday night to make sure that residents were informed and on the move.

The fire was reportedly around 19,000 acres on Wednesday evening, but grew to over 125,677 acres, more than six times its size, by Thursday morning. Credit: CarrieAnn Fain via Storyful