Below are the largest fires in the state that are causing either evacuations or threatening homes.
A fire burning in Boulder County prompted evacuation notices on June 26. Boulder County officials say the fire is about 300 acres and is burning on the west side of the Flatirons. The fire is 90 percent contained as of this weekend. Heavy rain fell on the fire area a few days after it started, increasing relative humidity. A resident in the area says lightning was seen before the fire started.
Light rain and higher humidity levels helped firefighters reach 80 percent containment in the 90-acre Lightner Fire burning near Durango. The fire is burning about 3.5 miles west of Durango. The cause of this fire is lightning.
LITTLE SAND FIRE
The Little Sand Fire is now 24,400 acres with only 35 percent containment. The fire started on May 13 around 4 p.m. and is burning approximately 13 miles northwest of Pagosa Springs. More than 210 personnel are fighting the blaze. No structures have burned or threatening in this blaze. The cause of this fire is lightning.
PINE RIDGE FIRE
The Pine Ridge Fire is estimated at 13,920 acres and 65 percent contained. The cause of this fire is lightning. The fire is burning about 10 miles northeast of Grand Junction. Approximately 420 people are fighting this fire. Find out more details here.
WALDO CANYON FIRE
The Waldo Canyon Fire is now 17,920 acres with 70 percent containment. The blaze has destroyed 346 homes. The fire started on June 23 around noon and is burning in Pike National Forest in El Paso County. More than 1,500 personnel are fighting the blaze. The cause of this fire is under investigation. Firefighters hope to have the fire completely contained by July 16. Find out more details here.
The Weber Fire is burning more than 10,133 acres. The fire is 75 percent contained. It started on June 22 just after 4 p.m. The fire is burning in Montezuma County just six miles south of Mancos and just south of Highway 160. More than 100 homes were evacuated. No homes have been damaged in this fire. Officials say someone started the fire, but no further details are available at this time.
- Button Rock Fire
- Eby Creek Fire
- Hewlett Gulch Fire
- High Park Fire
- Lower North Fork Fire
- Springer Fire
- Sunrise Mine Fire
- Treasure Fire
- Woodland Heights Fire
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