Wildfire burning in national forest northwest of Pagosa Springs.

A wildfire is burning in southern Colorado about 5 miles northwest of the Pagosa Springs Airport, and evacuations are underway

The Plumtaw fire has burned about 323 acres and is about two miles west of the intersection of Plumtaw Road and 4 Mile Road, according to San Juan National Forest officials.

An evacuation has been ordered for residents in the Lost Valley area of the San Juans neighborhood, according to SJNF officials. Five large air tankers and several helicopters are working on the fire in support of firefighting ground crews from multiple agencies.

The fire was reported at about 1 p.m. Tuesday, and the cause of the fire is under investigation.

This story will be updated. 

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