Wildfires

4:00am

Fri July 1, 2011
Colorado Wildfires

Wildfire Concerns Worsen in Colorado

Last September's destructive Four Mile Canyon Fire is still fresh in the minds of Boulder County officials.
KUNC file photo

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.

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4:04pm

Tue June 28, 2011
Colorado Wildfires

Crews Close to Containing Boulder County Fire

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.

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3:33pm

Fri June 17, 2011
Colorado Wildfires

Winds, Heat Hamper Firefighting Efforts

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.

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12:31pm

Thu June 16, 2011
Colorado Wildfires

Wildfires Keep Crews Busy in Southern Colorado

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.

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12:48pm

Tue June 14, 2011
Wildfires

Track Fire Spreads into Colorado

In southern Colorado, I-25 between Trinidad and Raton, New Mexico remains closed as firefighters battle an out-of-control blaze that’s threatening some 300 structures in the area. 

The Track Fire has more than tripled in size and has quickly spread from north of Raton into Colorado.  It’s also forced numerous evacuations. 

Rosemary Ragsdale has been out of her home since early Monday morning. She's staying with her sister who runs a motel in Raton. 

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