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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...

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...

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...

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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