Wildfires – Colorado, Utah, USA – Update


Wildfires in Colorado spread Tuesday, triggering new evacuation orders and threatening a popular ski resort area. The state’s largest fire, the 416 Fire, forced the evacuation of more than 1,300 homes Tuesday after spreading dangerously close to the resort town of Silverthorne and two densely populated housing developments, just 60 miles west of Denver. The fire came within 200 yards of a subdivision that includes condos, apartments and pricey homes.

A fast-moving brush fire destroyed eight homes in the Utah tourist town of Moab, Utah. The blaze in Moab, known for its dramatic red rocks, started in a wooded area Tuesday night and quickly spread to homes over less than a square mile.

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