Royal Gorge Burn Area Declared A Major Disaster Area

CANON CITY, Colo. (CBS4) – The White House has declared the Royal Gorge Bridge and park a major disaster area due to a wildfire.

President Barack Obama made the declaration on Friday. It makes federal money available to repair the damage and creates disaster unemployment assistance for those out of work because of it.

June’s fire burned more than 3,000 acres.

Wildfire Resources

– Visit’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.

(credit: CBS)

(credit: CBS)


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