Tag Archives: Colorado

Colorado’s Largest Wildfire Burned Over 200 Homes

Cameron Peak Fire ignited in arid and rugged terrain     FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — A wildfire that has scorched more than 326 square miles (844 square kilometers) since it started in mid-August, becoming the largest in Colorado history, ...

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Snow, Cold Weather Puts Damper on Colorado Wildfire

Firefighters were able to piece together three miles of fire lines     Associated Press DENVER (AP) — Snow and cold weather on Sunday put a damper on a wildfire that has forced thousands of people to evacuate in northern ...

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Thousands Flee from Colorado’s Second-Largest Wildfire

Elderly couple found dead after refusing to leave their home     Associated Press DENVER (AP) — A mandatory evacuation order has sent thousands of people fleeing from their homes near Rocky Mountain National Park in northern Colorado as wildfire ...

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Colorado’s East Troublesome Fire is Second Largest in State History

Over 192,000 acres burned     By PATTY NIEBERG Associated Press/Report for America DENVER (AP) — Colorado’s second-largest wildfire in state history was most likely caused by human activity, Gov. Jared Polis said Friday. The East Troublesome fire which forced ...

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Colorado Wildfires Burn Later Than Normal

“We don’t see October fires that get this large,”     By PATTY NIEBERG Associated Press/Report for America DENVER (AP) — Orange skies, winds gusting up to 70 mph, smoke tornadoes and hazardous air. While it could be an apocalyptic ...

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Wildfire Forces Evacuation of Town Near Rocky Mountain National Park

Wildfire has burned at least 125,600 acres     DENVER (AP) — Residents in and around a gateway town to Rocky Mountain National Park have evacuated and the park was closed after one of several fires burning in northern Colorado ...

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Some 3,000 Firefighters Fight to Contain Colorado Wildfires

Crews shuffle between fires due to personnel shortage     By JAMES ANDERSON Associated Press DENVER (AP) — It’s a snapshot from hell: A group of firefighters brace themselves against a furious wind blowing dust and debris and fanning flames ...

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Colorado Forests Temporarily Closed Due to Fires

Wildfire has burned at least 9,800 acres     DENVER (AP) — A large swath of forest land has been temporarily closed near Colorado’s populated Front Range region to help firefighters battle wildfires and prevent new ones from starting on ...

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Wind Threatens to Complicate Fighting Colorado’s Cameron Peak Fire

Critical fire weather day on Friday   CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — More strong wind threatened to make the biggest wildfire in Colorado history even worse after a brief lull. Gusts up to 60 mph (100 kilometers per hour) Friday and ...

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