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2 years 1 week ago

Crews battling N. Colo. fire face gusty winds

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) - Gusty winds could hinder firefighters' efforts to contain a wildfire that has scorched up to 1,000 acres in the foothills west of Fort Collins. Calm weather Saturday allowed crews to make significant progress, but the National Weather Service says Sunday could bring warmer temperatures and...

2 years 2 months ago

Sen. Udall criticizes rejection of wildfire amendment

DENVER (AP) - U.S. Sen. Mark Udall is criticizing his colleagues' rejection of an amendment he says would have fully funded the Forest Service's Wildland Fire Management Account ahead of next year's wildfire season. The Colorado Democrat says the amendment to the Supplemental Appropriation for Disaster Assistance would have restored...

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...

2 years 9 months ago

Mother Nature doesn't get them down

181 homes have been lost so far in the High Park fire burning in northern Colorado. One evacuated couple is waiting for word on their home which was just built, after another wildfire destroyed their previous home in the same area less than 2 years ago. Woody and...

2 years 9 months ago

High Park Fire in Larimer Co. growing

The High Park Fire burning in Larimer County has grown to 14,000 acres and is at 0% containment according to the Larimer County Sheriff's Office. The fire began near the Paradise Park area, about 20 miles northwest of Fort Collins. No word on what started the blaze. Residents...

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