Firefighting

Firefighters Brace for Long Wildfire Season

From Reuters.com:

By Keith Coffman

Firefighters battling the two most destructive wildfires in Colorado history reported progress on Monday, but were bracing themselves for a long season in what has already been an incredibly active fire year in the western United States.

The fires have left a haze of smoke over the state’s urban corridors and have displaced tens of thousands of people, leaving vast swathes of blackened forests in addition to scorching more than 600 homes.

The wind-driven Waldo Canyon fire, which has killed two and destroyed nearly 350 homes, was now 70 percent contained, fire officials said.

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