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Firefighters Battling Wildfires Struggle In Record Heat
MANITOU SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Searing, record-setting heat in the interior West is making it harder for firefighters to battle wildfires in Colorado, Utah and other Rocky Mountain states.
Nearly a week of 100-plus degree days and low humidity in Colorado is sapping moisture from timber and gras…
Wildfires Claim 189 Homes In No. Colorado
LOVELAND, Colo. (AP) — Firefighters continue to face dangerous conditions across much of the Rocky Mountain region.
They're working in hot, dry weather to battle a wildfire that's charred nearly 92 square miles in northern Colorado...
Obama To Sign Bill Speeding Up Air Tanker Deals
DENVER (AP) — A bill to speed up the contracting of the next generation of air tankers is about to become law.
President Barack Obama plans to sign the bill Wednesday at the White House.
U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet had urged the president sign the measure quickly...
Smoky Skies In Cheyenne From Colorado Fire
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Smoke from a massive wildfire in northern Colorado is blowing into southeast Wyoming and smudging the skies above Cheyenne.
The High Park fire has burned over more than 70 square miles of the Rocky Mountain high country...
Wyo. Sends Helicopter To Help Colo. Fire
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A Wyoming National Guard helicopter is being sent to Colorado to help fight a wildfire there.
Gov. Matt Mead's office says the state of Colorado asked for a Wyoming Guard Black Hawk helicopter and its four crew members to help in the fight against a fire west of Fort …
Wyoming Provides Wildfire Website
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming State Forestry Division has created a website offering current information on wildfires across the state.
The website will be updated daily during frequent fire activity. During periods of infrequent fire activity, the site may be updated only periodically...
SE Wyo. Seeing Smoky Air From Colo. Wildfire
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The Wyoming Department of Health reminds residents that smoke from wildfires can cause health concerns.
Some areas of southeastern Wyoming area are seeing smoky air because of a fire burning northwest of Fort Collins, Colo...
Arizona Wildfire To Keep Growing Amid Winds
CROWN KING, Ariz. (AP) — Strong wind gusts will likely keep spreading a wildfire that has grown to nearly 10 square miles and prompted the evacuation of a historic Arizona mining town.
Fire incident spokeswoman Michelle Fidler says gusts of up to 40 mph are expected Thursday in the Prescott Nat…
Wildfires On Blackfeet Res. Forces Evacuations
BROWNING, Mont. (AP) — Gusty winds fueled major grass fires on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation in northwestern Montana Wednesday night and forced evacuations, officials said.
One fire started southeast of Browning just after 5 p.m. and burned about eight miles east to the community of Blackfoo…

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