Tue June 26, 2012

Investigators Determine Cause of Estes Park Fire

Woodland Heights fire
T. Alan Hill Used with permission

Larimer County officials say they have determined the cause of the Woodland Heights fire. The Estes Park Trail Gazette reports that investigators believe a power line rubbing against a tree during gusty winds caused the blaze, which is now fully contained.

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Tue June 26, 2012
inTune Station Blog

91.5fm Is Back At Full Power

Jim Hill KUNC

Electricity has been restored at Buckhorn Mtn. and we're happy to report that KUNC is back on our main transmitter. Buckhorn Mtn. had been without power since the start of the High Park Fire on June 9th.

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Tue June 26, 2012

Wildfires: High Park Fire 55% Contained, Waldo Canyon Fire 5%

Type 1 Helicopter operating inside the High Park Fire.
Dave Dennis KUNC

As Tropical Storm Debby slowly douses the southeast of the country, Colorado continues to be the polar opposite in terms of weather. Several days of hot temperatures & dry conditions have helped fuel several fires across the state.

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Mon June 25, 2012

Conditions Net Steamboat Springs a Voluntary Fishing Ban

Fly-fishing angler casting in the Yampa
Greg Hamilton Flickr – Creative Commons


Mon June 25, 2012
The Two-Way

Wildfires Grow In Colorado; C-130 Cargo Planes Called In To Help

A wildfire burns near houses outside Colorado Springs, Colo., Sunday, when the fire grew to more than three square miles. More than 11,000 residents have been evacuated.
Bryan Oller AP

In Colorado, high temperatures and extremely low humidity are feeding destructive wildfires, forcing the evacuation of thousands of residents from endangered areas that include popular tourist sites. According to The Denver Post, the Waldo Canyon fire "has burned 3,446 acres and remains zero percent contained."

Fires are also raging in Utah, where the AP reports that "hundreds of residents evacuated ahead of a 39-square-mile blaze."

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