Recreational shooting is being blamed for multiple wildfires in the West this summer.
Wildfires moved in on some of Colorado’s most popular summer tourist destinations over the weekend, demolishing nearly two dozen homes near Rocky Mountain National Park and emptying hotels and campgrounds at the base of Pikes Peak.
The Springer Fire is located 3½ miles from Lake George and is burning in the Pike National Forest.
Fire crews continue working to get control of the Springer Fire burning on the Pike National Forest about 3½ miles from Lake George.
More people evacuated by the large wildfire in northern Colorado are set to return home.
Authorities grounded firefighting aircraft battling an out-of-control blaze scorching central Colorado on Wednesday, reacting with caution to witness reports of meteor sightings.
The Springer Fire burning in the Pike National Forest has grown to 1,100 acres but it is now 23 percent contained.
A wildfire burning in the Pike National Forest has grown to 1,100 acres but it is now 10 percent contained.