Colorado wildfires rage statewide, new blazes likely as firefighters brace for hot bone-dry conditions and wind gusts through mid week

The 416 Fire burns north of Hermosa, Colo., 10 miles north of Durango, Thursday, June 7, 2018. Colorado firefighters braced for continued difficult wind and dry heat through mid-week as they battled multiple out-of-control blazes Sunday, including the 416 fire north of Durango, which doubled in size during the weekend and has devoured more than 16,000 acres of wilderness. Another wildfire in southwestern Colorado near Dolores has expanded to nearly 500 acres, forcing closure of the Colorado Trail. In Eagle County along Interstate 70, deputies were looking for three men in a blue-and-white pickup linked to the start of a 415-acre fire northwest of Wolcott. And firefighters Sunday evening called… Read More

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