Fire managers in Colorado are worried that resources will be stretched thin should large blazes spark along the rapidly drying Front Range over the holiday weekend. This as several small fires have already been keeping fire crews busy in places such as Boulder County.
Crews are making good progress battling a wildfire burning near a popular recreation area and scores of homes in the foothills near Boulder. Fire officials said Tuesday afternoon they expect the Maxwell Fire to be 70% contained by the end of the day.
Cooler temperatures and high humidity are an aid to firefighters battling a nearly six square mile wildfire near the town of Westcliffe, about 150 miles south of Denver. But fire information officer Linda Hecker says winds are starting to pick up this afternoon and that has crews on high alert.
Crews battling a 25,000 acre wildfire along the Colorado-New Mexico border are up against more hot and windy weather today. The Track Fire is 20% contained. But a red flag warning in the region has fire managers concerned.