GLENWOOD SPRINGS - A wildfire continues to grow quickly in Garfield County, forcing authorities to shut down roads and issue evacuations as the flames spread.

The Garfield County Sheriff's Office says the fire has burned more than 100 acres between Glenwood Springs and New Castle.

No one has been injured and no houses or buildings have been destroyed by the fire.

Authorities say the fire kicked up around 1:30 p.m. on Monday. Officials believe it was started by a lightning storm on Sunday night.

The fire smoldered for several hours Monday morning before it got out of control.

The Garfield County Sheriff's Office has called for a mandatory evacuation for people living close to the flames and are asking people living in the Canyon Creek area to voluntarily evacuate.

Firefighters are battling the blaze with a helicopter and a plane, which are both dumping flame retardant and water on the flames.

An 18-wheeler is also stationed at the scene in order to provide constant water for firefighters.

Deputies have closed Highway 6, which is the frontage road along I-70, between the Canyon Creek exit and the New Castle exit due to the fire.