Ellie Mulder, The GazetteEllie Mulder, The GazetteApril 18, 20189min571

El Paso County signed a disaster declaration Tuesday night and is urging the state to take command of a wind-fueled blaze that started along Interstate 25 in the southern part of the county, burned at least 10 structures, including homes, and prompted mandatory evacuations of about 300 residents and multiple rescues.