Tag Archives: Colorado

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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Brighton, CO Wildland Fire Training

Drone video of training on several wildfire subjects     Brighton Fire Rescue District – Drone video captures wildland fire training at Station 52. The training focuses on apparatus familiarization with our new brush trucks, review of wildland strategies and ...

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Deadly Wildfires Endure in Southwest U.S

Homes have been swallowed by the fires     By KEN MILLER, Associated Press OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Frazzled residents in a part of rural northwestern Oklahoma paralyzed by days of wind-whipped wildfires expressed fear a blaze could overrun their ...

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Colorado Wildfires Burn Several Buildings

Calm weather may help firefighters     DENVER (AP) — Calmer weather on Wednesday should help firefighters trying to stop wildfires that started in strong winds. Winds gusting to 60 mph (96 kph) helped fan a wildfire between Colorado Springs ...

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Wind-Whipped Wildfires Destroys Homes, Cause Evacuations

Fires burn across Oklahoma, Kansas, and Colorado     OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Firefighters are battling massive wildfires that have destroyed homes and other buildings in parts of Colorado, Kansas and Oklahoma. The blazes are fueled by gusting winds, low ...

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Forecasters Warn of Life-Threatening Wildfire Weather

Dangerous conditions in the Southwest and Southern Plains   (Associated Press)   By KEN MILLER, Associated Press OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Forecasters warned of dangerous, life-threatening wildfire conditions in parts of the Southwest and Southern Plains on Tuesday as firefighters ...

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Colorado Could Face Worst Wildfire Season Since ’12, ‘13

Governor warns residents to do their part to prevent fires   (The Denver Channel/YouTube)  CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Forecasts indicate Colorado could be in for its worst wildfire year since the historic fire seasons of 2012 and 2013, leading Gov. ...

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