Tag Archives: Colorado

Illegal Fires Cause Colorado Blazes

Several arrested in two Colorado wildfires     By COLLEEN SLEVIN, Associated Press DENVER (AP) — An illegal campfire likely ignited another destructive blaze in Colorado, an outcome authorities were trying to avoid across the hot, dry U.S. West by ...

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Colorado Wildfire Technical Rescue Training

REMS training with West Metro Fire Rescue     West Metro Fire Rescue – West Metro has launched a REMS team- a rapid extraction/extrication team- specially trained and assigned to rescue firefighters injured during wildland fires. The team’s first assignment ...

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Crews Work to Contain Colorado Wildfire

Firefighters hope for progress before dry weather returns     DURANGO, Colo. (AP) — Fire crews are hoping to make some progress stopping the wildfire burning in southwestern Colorado before drier weather makes it easier for it to spread. The ...

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New Wildfire Causes Evacuations in Colorado

Fire has burned 100 acres near Silverthorne     By COLLEEN SLEVIN, Associated Press DENVER (AP) — A wildfire erupted Tuesday in an area of Colorado known for its ski resorts, forcing the evacuation of more than 1,300 homes and ...

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Colorado Wildfire Danger Forces Closure of National Forest

416 Fire causes evacuation of over 2,000 homes     By COLLEEN SLEVIN, Associated Press DENVER (AP) — Extreme fire danger prompted officials to shut down a sprawling forest that includes some of Colorado’s most stunning mountains in a region ...

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Fire in SW Colorado 10 Percent Contained

Nearly 400 firefighters are working on the fire     DURANGO, Colo. (AP) — Rain helped to lessen the intensity of a fire burning in southwest Colorado, but officials say it didn’t do much to help firefighters in their efforts ...

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Fire Crews Attack Durango, CO Wildfire

Over 80 homes evacuated     DURANGO, Colo. (AP) — A San Juan National Forest spokesman says no homes are immediately threatened by a wildfire in southwest Colorado that has charred nearly two square miles (5 square kilometers). The fire ...

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Grass Fire Causes Evacuations in Colorado

Evacuation in Park County     PARK COUNTY, Colo. (AP) — Authorities have ordered the evacuation of a central Colorado subdivision after a grass fire threatened some residences. Park County officials issued the mandatory evacuation order Sunday afternoon for the ...

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