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10:45am

Wed June 27, 2012

9:38am

Wed June 27, 2012
Widlfires

Evacuees Pushed By Growing Waldo Canyon Fire

A tanker performing a retardant drop over the Waldo Canyon fire by Colorado Springs and Manitou Springs. Photo taken June 24th.
Mark Byzewski Flickr - Creative Commons

The massive 15,324 acre Waldo Canyon Fire has raced into Colorado Springs' suburbia, destroying scores of homes and sending 32,000 residents fleeing the flames.

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9:09am

Wed June 27, 2012
Wildfires

Conditions Leave Officials Wary Of Boulder's Flagstaff Fire

Smoke and some flame as seen from Scott Carpenter Park in Boulder. Photo taken June 27th.
Jackie Fortier KUNC

At an estimated 230 acres, the Flagstaff Fire was sparked yesterday near the edge of Boulder. Air support was immediately called in to help squelch the fire, but concerns remain high due to two familiar factors: dry conditions and hot & windy weather.

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12:04am

Wed June 27, 2012
Wildfires

The High Park Fire Base Camp: A Respite From The Blaze

One of the many Incident Command tents which dot the High Park Fire base camp.
Nathan Heffel KUNC

After the start of the High Park Fire, the population of Ft. Collins jumped by nearly 2,000 as firefighters and support staff from around the country set up camp on the northwestern edge of town.

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11:22pm

Tue June 26, 2012
Wildfires

Flagstaff Mountain Fire Threatens Homes, NCAR in Boulder

The Flagstaff Fire, as seen over the Flatiron mountains Tuesday, is believed to have been sparked by lightning.
Photo by Kirk Siegler

While the Waldo Canyon Fire exploded again in Colorado Springs Tuesday, firefighters in Boulder also had their hands full with a new wildfire that forced mandatory evacuations for homes on Flagstaff Mountain. 

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