Before 2002, Colorado never had a 100,000-acre wildfire. Now it has its first 200,000-acre fire.
Cameron Peak fire explodes into Colorado’s largest wildfire, prompting more evacuations as it nears Fort CollinsJesse Paul News Primary category in which blog post is published
Killed were Djibril and Adja Diol, along with their 22-month-old daughter Khadija, as well as relative Hassan Diol and her infant daughter Hawa Baye.
Crews instead are “spiking out” in small groups and using aircraft to keep blazes smaller. This is why fire officials asked months ago for a burn ban and extra funding.
The National Weather Service in Boulder says below-average precipitation and high temperatures are expected over the next 30 days. Four fires have torched more than 130,000 acres.
The Williams Fork fire near Fraser ballooned to more than 4,100 acres on Saturday. It started midday Friday.
Hot and dry conditions have resulted in high fire danger across Colorado
Senegal Consul General Elhadji Ndao flew to Denver on Thursday at the request of his country's leaders and said he is looking forward to the investigation
The 50-acre blaze was at 25% containment "and climbing" by midday Tuesday, the sheriff's office announced.
There have been no reports of injuries or destroyed structures
The U.S. Forest Service's draft risk assessment predicts that even in a best-case scenario nearly two dozen firefighters could be infected with COVID-19 at a camp with hundreds of people