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Central Colorado wildfire likely human-caused

14 June 2018

But dry conditions have persisted, resulting in fires that now threaten the area. Investigators have not said how many or what type of structures burned.

The amount of fire personnel on scene has also doubled to 200 and additional resources continue to arrive. They are being supported by several helicopters and one air tanker.

Though thunderstorms in the next few days could bring much-needed moisture to the area, officials are anxious the storm could bring lightning and gusty winds that lead to unpredictable fire behavior. Suppressing the fire where we could, putting out spot fires, if it spots into a community. The goal of the closure is to protect natural resources and public safety due to the danger of wildland fire.

Almost 1,400 homes have been evacuated in Summit County, Colorado, and over 1,000 other homes could be in danger as the Buffalo Mountain wildfire burns nearby, according to Summit Fire & EMS. This includes Woods Landing, New Jelm, and Jelm. Those living below 20 Grand Road were placed on a pre-evacuation notice. "We haven't received any information on that yet".

"We need to take every action possible to reduce the risk of human-caused fires". It is estimated to be about 100 acres.

The Badger Creek Fire in southern Wyoming's Medicine Bow National Forest just north of the Colorado border has spread to over 2300 acres since Sunday.

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The site said containment was not expected before the end of the month.

In southern Wyoming near the Colorado border, the so-called Badger Creek Fire in Medicine Bow National Forest grew as evacuation orders were expanded to almost 400 homes in Albany County, according to the online US fire information service. On Sunday, efforts were focused on evacuation, public safety and fire assessment. The location is two miles north of the Wyoming/Colorado state line.

In all, more than 2,000 homes have been evacuated.

The couple said they would like to encourage people to donate to the community foundation serving southwest Colorado.

On Tuesday afternoon, officials issued a smoke advisory due to the fire and said people should generally stay indoors if heavy smoke is present for health reasons.

The Incident Command Post has been established at the Harmony School, west of Laramie, on Highway 230. Stables for evacuated horses are being offered by Albany County Fairgrounds or Glen w-Stonehouse Stables, according to the Forest Service. "As we have proved time and time again, Coloradans are resilient". State and county roads running through the forests remain open, but virtually all other uses have been barred.

Central Colorado wildfire likely human-caused