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DENVER (CBS4) – Several wildfires have broken out on what turned out to be the hottest day of the year so far.

One fire is burning about 4 miles northwest of Lyons. Boulder sheriff’s dispatch says the fire is estimated at 1 to 1.5 acres. Because of low winds, there is low potential for spreading. They currently have approximately 10 emergency responders on scene and are not requesting any more. No evacuations have been ordered.

Buckling on Parker Road (credit: CBS)

Buckling on Parker Road (credit: CBS)

Another wildfire is burning on the west side of Rocky Mountain National Park. It’s on the north end of Big Meadows and has burned about two acres. The park says it was started by lightning.

El Paso County confirms that a fire is burning on Air Force Academy grounds and that the Air Force Academy is the primary lead on fighting the fire.

Even some roads can’t handle the heat. Two pieces of concrete slabs buckled on northbound Parker Road near Chambers in Aurora. The problem has been fixed and all lanes are open.

Wildfire Resources

- Visit CBSDenver.com’s Wildfire Resources section.

- Read recent Wildfire stories.

Wildfire Photo Galleries

- See images from the most destructive wildfires (Waldo Canyon, High Park and Fourmile) and largest wildfire (Hayman) in Colorado history.

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