Wildfires

Strawberry Fire (credit: CBS)

Firefighters Contain Strawberry Fire In Northwestern Colorado

The Strawberry Fire has been fully contained after burning 130 acres in northwestern Colorado.

08/21/2015

Copter4 image shows haze over downtown Denver on Aug. 20, 2015. (credit: CBS)

Hazy Skies Prompt Health Advisory Along Front Range

A health advisory is in place for much of the Front Range through Saturday morning because of the hazy skies. The haze is caused by all the wildfires burning in the West in states like California, Idaho and Washington.

08/21/2015

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What Wildfire Smoke Does That Causes Your Eyes To See Fiery Red Sunsets

For the past few days northwest winds in the upper atmosphere have been transporting smoke from dozens of western wildfires into Colorado.

08/21/2015

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Colorado Expands Health Advisory As Wildfire Smoke Spreads

Smoke from large wildfires in other Western states has prompted Colorado officials to expand a health advisory to the northern half of their state.

08/21/2015

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Wildfire On Western Slope Tops 100 Acres, Burns 4 Outbuildings

Firefighters in Colorado on Friday will mop up a wildfire west of Meeker.

08/21/2015

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Lightning-Sparked Fire Grows In Remote Southern Colorado

Rugged terrain is making it difficult for crews trying to contain a small wildfire in the Pagosa Springs area of southern Colorado.

08/21/2015

An image from CBS4's camera in the Denver Tech Center at 9:40 a.m. on Thursday (credit: CBS)

Haze From Western Wildfires Limits Front Range Visibility

Wildfires out west are leading to unusually low visibility in the Denver area, and a Wildfire Smoke Health Advisory for most of Colorado west of the Continental Divide.

08/20/2015

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Firefighters Stop Spread Of Over 30 Blazes In Colorado

Firefighters have been able to stop the spread of over 30 fires sparked by lightning strikes in northwestern Colorado in recent days despite stretched resources.

08/18/2015

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Bad Fire Season Running Through U.S. Firefighting Budget

The Obama administration says wildfires have been so bad this season that the Forest Service will exhaust its firefighting budget within the next month and will again have to tap into other programs for more money.

08/18/2015

A fire burning in northwestern Colorado (credit: BLM)

Only 3 Of 20 Wildfires In Northwest Colorado Remain Uncontained

Lightning across northwestern Colorado is suspected of sparking about 30 fires over the weekend, keeping firefighters running from one fire to another.

08/17/2015

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