Picture a great, tropical river running to a huge inland sea in, of all places, the scrubby, arid hills north of Canon City, studded with pinyon pines and cactus.
Crews gained the upper hand on the most destructive wildfire in Colorado history Saturday and had more than half the blaze contained as officials prepared to lift mandatory evacuation orders.
The weather conditions combined with the hard work of firefighters helped bring the Royal Gorge Fire to 40 percent containment.
The three wildfires burning in Colorado are creating potentially dangerous air quality conditions along the Front Range.
All evacuations have been lifted in connection with the wildfire burning near Royal Gorge Park. The wildfire has destroyed much of the park and damaged the famous bridge.
A wildfire near Royal Gorge Park has destroyed much of the park and damaged the famous bridge.
The high fire danger across much of Colorado has a growing number of counties and communities putting their fire bans in place.
A fire burning on an estimated 200 acres south of the Royal Gorge Bridge and Arkansas River led to the evacuation of the Royal Gorge Bridge and Park near Canon City.
The Colorado Department of Corrections is confirming the death of an inmate at the Colorado Territorial Correctional Facility in Canon City.
The Colorado Supreme Court isn’t taking up an appeal from a man who sued a Roman Catholic hospital over the deaths of his pregnant wife and their unborn twins.