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2 years 9 months ago

High Park Fire now at 50 percent contained

LOVELAND, Colo. (AP) - Authorities say a wildfire that has charred nearly 92 square miles in northern Colorado since it began 10 days ago is now 50 percent contained. Firefighters faced dangerous conditions across much of the Rocky Mountain region Monday, as they toiled in hot, dry weather to battle...

4 years 1 week ago

UPDATE: Wildfire in Rye contained

News First 5's James Amos has just given an update from the scene of the wildfire near Rye in Pueblo County. Officials report that the fire has been contained and no homes were damaged. The fire sparked from embers that blew in from an unrelated controlled burn. A majority...

4 years 3 months ago

Fires on Fort Carson quickly contained

Fort Carson's Operations Center tells NewsFirst5 that they have had two fires burning down range in the training area of the reservation. Both Fires were basically in the same location. The First Fire Sparked up in Range 143 earlier in the week and had been 75% contained. A Second fire...

4 years 5 months ago

Wildfire West of Boulder 70% Contained

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - More than 1,700 people evacuated because of a wildfire west of Boulder are being allowed to return to their homes after firefighters worked through the night to stop the fire from spreading. Calm winds and higher humidity helped keep the 144-acre fire from spreading overnight Saturday....

4 years 8 months ago

Fire at Great Sand Dunes nearly out

Officials say a wildfire that started five weeks ago in Great Sand Dunes National Park is all but extinguished. Park Superintendent Art Hutchinson said Monday a few hot spots are smoldering inside the 6,200-acre perimeter. He says they'll be allowed to burn out naturally. Lightning started the fire...

5 years 6 months ago

Southern California wildfire 75 percent contained

Firefighters in Southern California say hot, dry winds have died down and they're making great progress against a wildfire that's burned 27 square miles of farmland. Ventura County fire spokesman Bill Nash says the 17,500-acre blaze near Moorpark is 75 percent contained Friday morning. Crews nearly doubled the level of...

5 years 6 months ago

California residents return to survey fire damage

Bulldozers are carving fire breaks along the southeast flank of a menacing 219-square-mile Southern California wildfire to keep a flare-up of flames away from foothill homes in Pasadena, Arcadia, Sierra Madre, Duarte and Monrovia. Fire spokeswoman Jennifer Sanchez said early Thursday that the vegetation-clearing construction of containment lines is designed...

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