GRAND COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – Northwest Colorado has had one of its worst fire seasons in recent years.
The Bureau of Land Management tells the Craig Daily Press that more than 200 blazes charred 169 square miles this year.READ MORE: Air Force Academy Once Again Welcomes Visitors After 17 Months
That’s twice the area that burned in 2017 and the most of any fire season in the past 20 years.
Land managers say extreme heat and drought contributed to the problem.READ MORE: 3-Month Highway 285 Closure Near Fairplay Could Add To Your Glenwood Canyon Detour Woes
– Visit CBSDenver.com’s Colorado Wildfire section.
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