Wildfires

8:21am

Tue June 26, 2012
Wildfires

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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1:19pm

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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12:57pm

Mon June 25, 2012
Wildfires

Wildfires: Rocky Mountain Area Considered Level 5

http://gacc.nifc.gov

Officials have declared that the Rocky Mountain area has moved to preparedness level 5, which is the most severe on the scale.

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11:33am

Mon June 25, 2012

8:42am

Mon June 25, 2012
Wildfires

New Wildfires Rage Over the Weekend

Megan Verlee Colorado Public Radio

More than half a dozen new fires started in Colorado this weekend amid record high temperatures, low humidity and gusty winds.

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