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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...

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...
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