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2 years 5 months ago

Helping neighbors in Wetmore

The community is coming together to help out victims of the Wetmore Fire. The local 4-H club is hosting a chili dinner on Saturday from 3 pm to 7 pm. It's at the Wetmore Community Building. They'll have chili and a silent auction. Donations for fire victims will be...

3 years 11 months ago

Wetmore fire contained

The Sand Gulch fire southwest of Wetmore is now 100 percent contained. The fire started on April 26 and was apparently caused by lightning. It burned 495 acres. About fifty firefighters will remain on scene through the weekend. No structures were damaged. The National Forest Service will...

3 years 11 months ago

Blanket of snow falls over Colo. wildfire

WETMORE, Colo. (AP) - About 4 inches of snow fell over a wildfire that had prompted the evacuation of about 40 homes and cabins near Wetmore. Fire information officer Ralph Bellah says the snow is helping firefighters battle the blaze that burned about 550 acres of ponderosa pine, fir...

3 years 11 months ago

Sand Gulch Fire evacuation orders being lifted

WETMORE, Colo. (AP) - Evacuation orders for about 40 homes and cabins are being lifted as cooler temperatures help firefighters get the upper hand on a blaze near Wetmore. Fire information officer Allyn Herrington says the blaze is 20 percent contained after burning about 550 acres of ponderosa pine, fir...

3 years 11 months ago

Smoke spawns 911 calls

The smoke from the Wetmore fire is blowing toward Pueblo West. That has resulted in many people calling 9-1-1 to report possible fires. Residents are being told to report smoke or visible flames, as usual, but beware the smell of smoke in the air is mostly likely coming from...

3 years 11 months ago

Fire grows near Wetmore

A fire burning southwest of Wetmore in Custer county has grown to 25 acres. It started earlier this week after a lightning strike on National Forest Service land. The fire is burning about five miles southwest of Wetmore to the north side of Highway 96. There is no estimate...

3 years 11 months ago

Small fire burns in Custer County

A small wildfire is burning in Custer County. It started on a ridge after a lightning strike, probably yesterday. The smoke is visible from Pueblo. The U.S. Forest Service has personnel there fighting the fire, though it currently covers only ten acres. The fire is burning southwest of Wetmore...

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