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.

The Silver Creek Fire on September 22, 2018. (credit: US Forest Service/Inciweb)

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.

Wildfire Resources

– Visit CBSDenver.com’s Colorado Wildfire section.

Wildfire Photo Galleries

– See images from the most destructive wildfires (Black Forest, Waldo Canyon, High Park and Fourmile), the deadliest (Storm King) and largest wildfire (Hayman) in Colorado history.

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