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Royal Gorge fire, June 11-12

Firefighting crews were battling a large fire near Royal Gorge Bridge and Park near Canon City that started Tuesday

People with horse trailers wait to get in to try to evacuate their horses at a blocked Hwy. 50. On Tuesday afternoon, a fire erupted at the Royal Gorge near Canon City on Tuesday, June 11, 2013.. (Jerilee Bennett/The Gazette)
People with horse trailers wait to get in to try to evacuate their horses at a blocked Hwy. 50. On Tuesday afternoon, a fire erupted at the Royal Gorge near Canon City on Tuesday, June 11, 2013.. (Jerilee Bennett/The Gazette)

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Homeowners in the Royal Gorge area wait to see if they can get back home to get their pets at a road block on Hwy. 50. On Tuesday afternoon, a fire erupted at the Royal Gorge near Canon City on Tuesday, June 11, 2013.. (Jerilee Bennett/The Gazette)
Homeowners in the Royal Gorge area wait to see if they can get back home to get their pets at a road block on Hwy. 50. On Tuesday afternoon, a fire erupted at the Royal Gorge near Canon City on Tuesday, June 11, 2013.. (Jerilee Bennett/The Gazette)

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According to the Canon City Area Fire Protection District, there is a growing wildfire south of the Royal Gorge. Evacuations have been ordered for the south side of the Royal Gorge park. Authorities are describing the blaze as a major fire that is moving fast and they ask that the public avoid the area around the Royal Gorge Bridge and Park. Estimated size of the Royal Gorge Fire is 15-20 acres. Brandon Hopper/Daily Record
According to the Canon City Area Fire Protection District, there is a growing wildfire south of the Royal Gorge. Evacuations have been ordered for the south side of the Royal Gorge park. Authorities are describing the blaze as a major fire that is moving fast and they ask that the public avoid the area around the Royal Gorge Bridge and Park. Estimated size of the Royal Gorge Fire is 15-20 acres.(Courtesy Brandon Hopper, Canon City Daily Record)

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Firefighting crews were battling a large fire near Royal Gorge Bridge and Park near Canon City that started Tuesday. (Royal Gorge Bridge & Park)

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Firefighting crews were battling a large fire near Royal Gorge Bridge and Park near Canon City that started Tuesday. (Jesse Paul, The Gazette)

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Firefighting crews were battling a large fire near Royal Gorge Bridge and Park near Canon City that started Tuesday. (Jesse Paul, The Gazette)

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Firefighting crews were battling a large fire near Royal Gorge Bridge and Park near Canon City that started Tuesday. (Courtesy Canon City Daily Record)

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A map showed the boundaries of the Royal Gorge fire on Wednesday morning. (Canon City Daily Record)

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The Royal Gorge fire calmed Wednesday. (Twitter).

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A look at the Royal Gorge bridge on Wednesday morning. (Twitter).

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Gregg Goodland, fire information officer for the Royal Gorge Fire Department, explains the perimeter of the fire during a press conference Wednesday, June 12, 2013. (AP Photo/Daily Record, Michael Alcala)

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Prisoners were transported away from the Territorial Prison late Tuesday night in Canon City. (Canon City Daily Record)

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A wildfire near Royal Gorge Bridge Park is seen in a Tuesday, June 11, 2013 photo. Firefighters said Wednesday that winds are pushing the fire away from Canon City and structures. The Royal Gorge Fire has destroyed three structures near Canon City. (AP Photo/Daily Record, Brandon Hopper)

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