East Troublesome Fire Grows to 125,000 Acres, Forcing Evacuations Overnight

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.

This footage shows the flames at the top of Granby Mesa on Wednesday evening, shared by resident CarrieAnn Fain, who had to evacuate her home.

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.

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