Evacuations have been ordered in the mountain town of Silverthorne this afternoon after a wildfire broke out this morning

SILVERTHORNE, CO – Evacuations have been ordered in the mountain town of Silverthorne this afternoon after a wildfire broke out this morning.

The Buffalo Mountain Fire is sending thick smoke across much of Summit County.

Fire crews are battling very windy conditions and hundreds of homes have already been evacuated.

Four heavy air tankers, two large tankers and a type 1 helicopter have been ordered in to battle the blaze from the air.

The fire right now has been estimated at 30 acres.