Wildfires Prompt Smoke Warnings From State Officials

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An image of the Lime Gulch Fire Wednesday afternoon (credit: CBS)

An image of the Lime Gulch Fire Wednesday afternoon (credit: CBS)


DENVER (AP) — The wildfires burning across Colorado have prompted a series of smoke warnings, with some residents being asked to stay inside to avoid hot, smoky conditions.

The Colorado health department issued wildfire smoke advisories Thursday for parts of metro Denver and stretching south to include Colorado Springs. Smoke advisories were also issued for many southern Colorado towns, including Pueblo, Walsenburg and La Junta.

Smoke advisories are also in effect across the Sangre de Cristo mountains and for towns including Cripple Creek and Alamosa.

Smoke could also be a problem for border Coloradans, with wildfires in Utah and Arizona making smoke possible in Dinosaur National Monument as well as Grand Junction.

People in smoke-affected areas are advised to limit outdoor exercise. The elderly, young and sick are advised to stay indoors.

Wildfire Resources

– Visit CBSDenver.com’s Wildfire Resources section.

– Read recent Wildfire stories.

Wildfire Photo Galleries

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

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