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All missing people accounted for as snow gives crews battling East Troublesome fire a reprieve

A winter storm battering Colorado on Sunday and into Monday is giving firefighters battling the East Troublesome and Cameron Peak fires a much-needed reprieve. “We don’t anticipate any fire growth today or tomorrow with this storm. It may be quite a few days before we see any fire activity whatsoever,” said Paul Delmerico, operations section […]

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East Troublesome fire held in Rocky Mountain National Park; two deaths confirmed

Firefighters attempting to protect the town of Estes Park from the fast-moving East Troublesome fire on Saturday kept the flames within the road system in Rocky Mountain National Park. Heavy snow is in the forecast for Saturday night, but federal incident commander Noel Livingston said there was significant growth in what is now known as […]

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“It’s not looking good”: 900 homes north of Boulder evacuated because of raging Cal-Wood fire

BOULDER — A massive area north and northwest of Boulder was evacuated because of the raging Cal-Wood fire, which quickly swept down from Jamestown into the U.S. 36 corridor south of Lyons Saturday afternoon. A large smoke plume was visible from Denver. Flames could be seen towering over Boulder. MORE: Looking for the latest information […]

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“A lot of structures under threat”: Cameron Peak fire continues its rapid expansion

The Cameron Peak fire west of Fort Collins continued its rapid expansion on Monday, with authorities warning that the blaze — which is now one of the largest recorded in Colorado — is threatening structures. “There is definitely a lot of structures under threat,” Larimer County Sheriff Justin Smith said, speaking to reporters at a […]

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Pine Gulch fire becomes largest in Colorado history as firefighters near full containment

The Pine Gulch fire has become the largest blaze in Colorado history, having torched more than 139,000 acres. Incident command provided an updated size for the fire near Grand Junction on Thursday night. The blaze is now larger than the 2002 Hayman fire west of Colorado Springs, which burned roughly 138,000 acres and destroyed 133 […]