Colorado’s raging East Troublesome Fire prompted mandatory evacuation orders on October 22, as the blaze grew to more than 170,163 acres, or 266 square miles.
The Larimer County Sheriff’s Office issued a mandatory evacuation order for the western part of Rocky Mountain National Park and western parts of Estes Park. Residents were instructed to evacuate as quickly as possible.
Firefighting authorities expected extreme fire behavior to continue into the evening and burn into upper elevations through the night.
These videos posted to Instagram by gavinfisherr shows skies coloured a deep red and a long line of cars attempting to evacuate. gavinfisherr said he had evacuated to Loveland, according to an Instagram post. Credit: gavinfisherr via Storyful