Colorado wildfire forces evacuation of rural town, valley

Hundreds of people in a rural community in southern Colorado have been forced from their homes by a wildfire that spread quickly in strong winds.

The Pueblo County Sheriff's Office says all people living in the town of Beulah and the surrounding valley, about 1,950 people, were under evacuation orders Tuesday.

The fire broke out Monday, prompting an initial wave of evacuations. The sheriff's office later decided to evacuate more people while escape routes were passable.

The fire has destroyed at least seven structures. Sheriff's spokeswoman Gayle Perez said some of them were homes, but it's not clear yet how many. No injuries have been reported.

The fire was burning as snow fell in parts of Colorado's mountains, causing accidents along portions of Interstate 70.