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416 Fire

Added by yongli on 01/25/2021 - 14:14, last changed on 03/15/2021 - 01:07
Ignited by embers from a coal-fueled passenger train on June 1, 2018, the 416 Fire burned 54,130 acres of the San Juan National Forest in southwest Colorado. By the time it was fully contained on July 31, it had become the sixth-largest wildfire in Colorado history. Although the fire briefly...

Black Forest Fire

Added by yongli on 01/25/2021 - 14:19, last changed on 03/23/2021 - 01:07
The Black Forest Fire occurred in mid-June 2013 in a heavily populated woodland area northeast of Colorado Springs . Even though it was fully contained in just nine days, the fire’s proximity to neighborhoods made it the most destructive wildfire in state history: two people died and 486 houses...

Bridger Fire

Added by yongli on 01/21/2021 - 13:04, last changed on 06/10/2021 - 07:53
On June 10, 2008, lightning sparked the Bridger Fire in a US Army training area in southeast Colorado, about twenty-five miles south of La Junta . Also known as the Piñon Canyon Fire, the blaze went on to become a significant wildfire , burning 46,612 acres of grassland in Las Animas County ...

Cameron Peak Fire

Added by yongli on 10/16/2020 - 14:44, last changed on 07/22/2021 - 08:01
The Cameron Peak Fire is the largest wildfire in Colorado history. It began on August 13, 2020, and burned 208,913 acres of the Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests in western Larimer County . Thought to be human-caused, the fire ignited on the flanks of Cameron Peak some forty miles west of Fort...

Cripple Creek Fires of 1896

Added by yongli on 02/16/2021 - 13:37, last changed on 02/16/2021 - 13:37
In April 1896, the mining town of Cripple Creek was devastated by two fires within four days. Frigid winter winds and scant water supply caused both fires to spread rapidly and created difficulty for volunteer firefighters who attempted to extinguish them. The fires leveled the central business...

East Troublesome Fire

Added by Nick Johnson on 10/22/2020 - 21:05, last changed on 03/29/2021 - 08:16
One of the most destructive wildfire s in Colorado history, the East Troublesome Fire began on October 14, 2020, in the central Rocky Mountains east of Troublesome Creek in Grand County . A week later, high winds whipped the fire into a 100,000-acre inferno racing northeast through Grand Lake and...

Hayman Fire

Added by yongli on 10/14/2020 - 13:57, last changed on 03/29/2021 - 08:16
Begun on June 8, 2002, after a US Forest Service employee started a fire at a campsite, the Hayman Fire is the third-largest wildfire in Colorado history. Across a wide swath of foothills between South Park and Colorado Springs , the fire burned nearly 138,000 acres—including 60,000 in just one day...

Last Chance Fire

Added by yongli on 01/21/2021 - 13:52, last changed on 06/25/2021 - 08:01
The Last Chance Fire started on June 25, 2012, when sparks from a motorist’s flat tire set the prairie ablaze near the town of Last Chance in eastern Colorado. The fire was 100 percent contained in nearly twenty-four hours, but in that time the wildfire scorched 45,000 acres and destroyed several...

Pine Gulch Fire

Added by yongli on 02/08/2021 - 14:54, last changed on 02/13/2021 - 08:34
The Pine Gulch Fire was ignited by a lightning strike on July 31, 2020, about eighteen miles north of Grand Junction in Garfield and Mesa Counties. Over the next month, the fire grew to encompass more than 139,000 acres, making it the third-largest wildfire in Colorado history. The Pine Gulch Fire...

Spring Creek Fire

Added by yongli on 01/25/2021 - 16:31, last changed on 02/13/2021 - 10:52
Started by an illegal campfire on June 27, 2018, the Spring Creek Fire raced across 108,045 acres of forested foothills in southern Colorado, near La Veta Pass on the eastern edge of the San Luis Valley . By the time it was fully contained on September 10, the Spring Creek blaze was the third-...

Waldo Canyon Fire

Added by yongli on 10/15/2020 - 15:59, last changed on 03/24/2021 - 01:07
On June 22, 2012, the Waldo Canyon Fire ignited northwest of Colorado Springs , perilously close to neighborhoods and businesses in one of the most populated areas on Colorado’s Front Range . Although local and federal agencies immediately converged on the blaze, hot, dry, and windy conditions...

West Fork Complex Fires

Added by yongli on 01/25/2021 - 16:48, last changed on 03/23/2021 - 01:07
The West Fork Complex refers to three separate wildfires ignited by lightning strikes in southern Colorado’s San Juan Mountains in June 2013. The West Fork, Windy Pass, and Papoose Fires broke out between June 5 and June 19. By the time they were contained on July 15, the three blazes scorched a...
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