Good Weather and Firefighting Contain and Slow Colorado Wildfires

High Park Fire near Fort CollinsCooler weather and some rain coupled with brave firefighting have helped slow and contain Colorado’s wildfires.

The High Park Fire near Fort Collins has been 100% contained and all evacuees have been allowed to return to their homes.

The Waldo Canyon Fire is 55% contained and most evacuees have been allowed to return to their homes. The weather this week looks hot and dry which could be a concern as firefighters work to contain this fire. The Waldo Canyon fire has been named the most destructive fire in Colorado’s history.

Currently there are no fires burning anywhere in Summit County. The air quality continues to be good.

All public fireworks displays in Summit County scheduled for the 4th of July have been canceled. All other scheduled events in Summit County are taking place.

Other major wildfires in Colorado:

Flagstaff Fire: Located in Boulder County, the fire is 300 acres and 90% contained. Heavy rains over the weekend helped firefighting efforts.

Lightner Fire: Located 3.5 miles west of Durango, the fire is 90 acres and 75% contained. No structures are threatened.

Little Sand Fire: Located 13 miles northwest of Pagosa Springs, the fire is 24,400 acres and 35% contained. No structures are threatened.

Pine Ridge Fire: Located 10 miles northeast of Grand Junction, the fire is 13,360 acres and 35% contained. No structures are threatened.

Weber Fire: Located in Montezuma County about 6 miles from Mancos, the fire is 10,133 acres and 75% contained. More than 100 homes have been evacuated but no structures have burnt.

For more information on Colorado’s wildfires, visit http://www.inciweb.org/state/6/.

For more information on events in Summit County this weekend, visit http://www.facebook.com/#!/best.breckenridge/events to see a comprehensive listing of events in Breckenridge and all over Summit County.

Comments forGood Weather and Firefighting Contain and Slow Colorado Wildfires

Name: sharon mallow
Time: Monday, July 2, 2012

THANK GOD FOR RAIN!

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