A massive wildfire threatening a tourist region in southwestern Colorado has grown to nearly 60 square miles, but officials said Saturday that they were optimistic they could protect the town of South Fork.
More than 100 Colorado National Guard soldiers and pilots are helping with security and firefighting efforts at three wildfires in the state.
A massive wildfire threatened a tourist town in Colorado’s southwestern mountains on Friday, forcing its roughly 400 residents to flee.
Two backcountry wildfires in southwestern Colorado are expected to continue sending smoke into nearby towns, including Pagosa Springs.
Colorado Parks and Wildlife plans to start repairing the dam at Beaver Creek Reservoir in the San Luis Valley this summer.