Wildfire Prompts Evacuations in Silverthorne, Colorado

A newly-sparked wildfire prompted evacuations in the area of Silverthorne, Colorado, on September 27.

This footage, filmed by Kim Greene, shows a firefighting plane dumping fire retardant on the area, as a large smoke plume wafts skyward.

The Summit County Sheriff’s Office issued evacuation orders for the Hamilton Creek area, as the blaze, dubbed the Ptarmigan Fire, grew to around 30-40 acres in size. Credit: Kim Greene via Storyful

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