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    PAGOSA SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - Gusty winds hampered firefighters
    attacking a 45-acre wildfire Tuesday in southwestern Colorado.
    The lightning-sparked fire was burning in the San Juan Mountains
    in mixed conifer. No structures were threatened, U.S. Forest
    Service spokesman Larry Helmerick said.
    A second fire, less than an acre in size, was burning nearby,
    according to the Forest Service.
    Ten firefighters from the San Juan Hotshot Crew, an engine team
    and two helicopters were fighting the fires. An air tanker and
    additional firefighters were requested.
    The fires were detected in the afternoon during a routine aerial
    reconnaissance of the area. Temperatures were in the 80s throughout
    the day and winds reached 25 mph as thunderstorms rolled through.
    "They're a lot drier down there than we are here," Helmerick
    said.
    Southwestern Colorado has the greatest risk of wildfire in the
    state, the Bureau of Land Management reported last month in an
    annual survey.

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  • #2
    Pagosa Springs, CO

    PAGOSA SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - More than 100 firefighters battled
    a 60-acre wildfire Wednesday in the San Juan Mountains in
    southwestern Colorado.
    The lightning-sparked fire was expected to be contained Friday,
    said U.S. Forest Service spokeswoman Pam Wilson.
    No structures were threatened, and no injuries were reported.
    "The terrain is extremely rugged and difficult," Wilson said.
    The fire was detected Tuesday afternoon during a routine aerial
    reconnaissance of the area.
    Southwestern Colorado has the greatest risk of wildfire in the
    state, the Bureau of Land Management reported last month in an
    annual survey.

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    • #3
      Wildfire burns 80 acres in southwestern Colorado

      (Pagosa Springs-AP) -- Higher humidity helped firefighters gain
      ground on an 80-acre fire near Pagosa Springs today.
      Incident commander Shawna Legarza says the fire -- previously
      estimated at 60 acres -- was at least 60 percent contained.
      About 170 firefighters were on the scene. Hotshot crews are
      expected to arrive tomorrow.
      No structures were threatened.
      The lightning-sparked fire was burning in rugged terrain in the
      San Jaun Mountains of southwest Colorado.
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      • #4
        Trees infested by beetles pose fire threat near Durango

        (Durango-AP) -- Tens of thousands of trees that survived last
        year's Missionary Ridge wildfire are dying from a beetle
        infestation, increasing the risk of wildfires this season.
        On the eve of the anniversary of that destructive fire, pinon
        and juniper forests south of U-S Highway 160 pose an especially
        high threat because they're so close to subdivisions.
        Tomorrow marks the one year anniversary of the fire, which
        burned 110 square miles.
        It was ignited after a spark landed in a ditch next to a gravel
        road, quickly spreading in the extremely dry conditions brought on
        by the drought.
        It claimed the life of an Oregon firefighter who had been
        felling burned trees.

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        • #5
          One year ago.......

          (Lake George-AP) -- It was a year ago today that the worst
          wildfire in Colorado history broke out in Lake George.
          The Hayman fire burned 138-thousand acres and lasted 24 days,
          fed by trees and vegetation left tinder-dry by years of drought. It
          destroyed 151 buildings, including 133 homes, and reached the
          southern fringe of metropolitan Denver.
          A year later people are cautiously returning to rebuild
          retirement nests, vacation cabins and homes.
          Meanwhile former U-S Forest Service worker Terry Lynn Barton is
          serving up to 12 years in prison for starting the blaze. She said
          she set the fire when she threw a burning letter from her estranged
          husband into a campfire pit.
          She was supposed to be patrolling the area for campfires banned
          because of the drought.



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          • #6
            July 9th

            Major wildfires were burning on about 4,400 acres in Colorado on
            Wednesday:

            Brush Mountain
            Started: Tuesday.
            Location: 40 miles north of Grand Junction.
            Size: 3,000 acres.
            Containment: No estimate.
            Damage: a half dozen houses threatened.
            On Scene: 100 firefighters.
            Cause: Unknown.

            Campbell Fire
            Started: Tuesday.
            Location: Near Guffey in Park County.
            Size: 100-150 acres.
            Containment: No estimate.
            Damage: 40 residences, 20 outbuildings threatened.
            On Scene: 121 firefighters, two heavy air tankers, two
            single-engine air tankers.
            Cause: Possible lightning strike.

            Yankee Gulch Fire
            Location: 35 miles southwest of Meeker on federal land.
            Size: 1,200 acres.
            Containment: No estimate.
            Damage: No structures threatened.

            Unnamed
            Location: Northeast of Carbondale.
            Size: 50 acres in a hay field.
            Containment: No estimate.
            Damage: Four homes evacuated.


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            • #7
              July 10th

              Major wildfires were burning on about 7,200 acres in Colorado on
              Thursday:

              Brush Mountain
              Started: Tuesday.
              Location: 34 miles north of Grand Junction.
              Size: 2,250 acres.
              Containment: No estimate.
              Damage: 10 buildings threatened.
              On Scene: 75 firefighters.
              Cause: Unknown.

              Campbell Fire
              Started: Tuesday.
              Location: Near Guffey, Park County.
              Size: 200 acres.
              Containment: 10 percent
              Damage: 40 residences, 20 outbuildings threatened.
              On Scene: 121 firefighters, two heavy air tankers, two
              single-engine air tankers.
              Cause: Possible lightning strike.

              Yankee Gulch Fire
              Location: 35 miles southwest of Meeker on federal land.
              Size: 1,500 acres.
              Containment: No estimate.
              Damage: No structures threatened.
              On Scene: Officials monitoring fire, allowing it to burn to
              clear out dead vegetation
              Cause: Lightning strike

              Dry Park
              Location: Northeast of Carbondale.
              Size: 50 acres in a hay field.
              Containment: No estimate.
              Damage: Four homes evacuated.

              Bear Creek Fire
              Location: North of Durango in the Weminuche Wilderness
              Started: July 6
              Size: 2,000 acres
              Damage: No structures threatened
              Cause: Lightning strike
              On Scene: Being monitored


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              • #8
                What's happening on the Campbell fire? They've requested single resource DIVS from NJ...and my crew boss is headed out in the morning?
                (7/12/03)

                Anyone in the Rocky Mountain area know what took place at that incident today? (7/11/03)
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                • #9
                  July 13th

                  DENVER (AP) - Homeowners near Telluride were being allowed back
                  to their homes Sunday after being evacuated because of a nearby
                  wildfire.
                  Meanwhile, a fire was reported near the Crystal Park Reservoir
                  on Pike's Peak Sunday. El Paso County Sheriff's office spokeswoman
                  Melissa Hartman said the fire was originally reported by a cog
                  railroad operator while going up the mountain at about 10:30 a.m.
                  She said no structures were being threatened by the fire, which
                  covered less than an acre.
                  The 120-acre fire near Telluride was 75 percent contained Sunday
                  morning, and residents evacuated Friday were being allowed back to
                  their homes.
                  Only six homes were evacuated, though 65 residences and two
                  commercial structures were near the blaze four miles southwest of
                  the ski town.
                  The National Interagency Fire Center reports a burnout operation
                  is underway and protection is in place for all the structures.
                  The Brush Mountain fire near Grand Junction remained Colorado's
                  largest fire Sunday, covering 4,000 acres at 35 percent
                  containment.
                  Lightning last weekend touched off the Bear Creek fire northeast
                  of Vallecito, which had grown to 1,679 acres Sunday.
                  Fire management officials decided to treat it as a wildland-use
                  fire, meaning it's being allowed to burn in a remote area to reduce
                  heavy fuels.
                  Sen. Ben Nighthorse Campbell, R-Colo., sharply criticized the
                  U.S. Forest Service for letting the fire burn, saying the decision
                  "defies common sense."
                  The Dotsero Crater Fire just north of Dotsero had burned more
                  than 1,200 acres and was 20 percent contained Sunday morning.
                  The Campbell Fire, burning 10 miles south of Guffey, was
                  threatening eight residences while burning 500 acres at 75 percent
                  containment.

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                  • #10
                    Progress July 14th

                    Wildfires being contained despite scorching heat

                    (Gunnison-AP) -- Despite record temperatures above 100 degrees
                    today -- firefighters gained the upper hand on several wildfires in
                    Colorado. But another new blaze forced authorities to shut down 60
                    miles of a state highway near Gunnison.
                    Officials say in all -- fires were burning on 97-hundred acres
                    statewide -- a far smaller territory than the 97-thousand acres
                    burning on the same date a year earlier.
                    In Saguache (suh-WATCH') County -- a fire broke out 20 miles
                    southeast of Gunnison -- and it forced officials to close 60 miles
                    of state Highway 114.
                    Crews also planned back burns today on a 45-hundred-acre fire 30
                    miles north of Grand Junction.
                    ---
                    On the Net:
                    Forest Service: http://www.fs.fed.us/r2
                    National Interagency Fire Center: http://www.nifc.gov


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                    • #11
                      Summary 7/14

                      Major wildfires were burning on about 9,700 acres in Colorado on
                      Monday, according to the Rocky Mountain Area Coordination Center:

                      Brush Mountain
                      Started: July 8.
                      Location: 30 miles north of Grand Junction.
                      Size: 4,500 acres, up 500 acres from Sunday.
                      Containment: 35 percent.
                      Damage: One residence threatened.
                      On Scene: 337 firefighters, three helicopters, four dozers, 13
                      engines and five water tenders.
                      Cost: $913,000.
                      Cause: Human caused, under investigation.
                      ---
                      Campbell Fire
                      Started: July 8.
                      Location: Near Guffey, Park County.
                      Size: 505 acres.
                      Containment: 100 percent.
                      Damage: Eight residences and 22 outbuildings threatened.
                      On Scene: 147 firefighters, one single-engine tanker, three
                      helicopters, seven engines, one dozer and one water tender.
                      Cost: $486,340.
                      Cause: Lightning.
                      ---
                      Yankee Gulch Fire
                      Started: June 16.
                      Location: 35 miles southwest of Meeker.
                      Size: 1,503 acres.
                      Containment: No estimate.
                      Damage: No structures threatened.
                      On Scene: Two personnel, officials allowing fire to clear out
                      dead vegetation.
                      Cost: $40,000.
                      Cause: Lightning.
                      ---
                      Bear Creek Fire
                      Started: Sunday.
                      Location: North of Durango in the Weminuche Wilderness.
                      Size: 1,864 acres, up from 1,363 acres Sunday.
                      Containment: No estimate.
                      Damage: No structures threatened.
                      On Scene: 141 firefighters.
                      Cost: $375,000.
                      Cause: Lightning.
                      ---
                      Alta Fire
                      Started: Thursday.
                      Location: Three to four miles south of Telluride.
                      Size: 122 acres.
                      Containment: 75 percent.
                      Damage: Six homes evacuated. Two commercial buildings, 65 homes
                      and 15 outbuildings threatened.
                      On Scene: 108 fire personnel, seven engines, four dozers, six
                      water tankers and a light helicopter.
                      Cost: No estimate.
                      Cause: Unknown.
                      ---
                      Dotsero Crater Fire
                      Started: Friday.
                      Location: Two miles north of Dotsero, 20 miles east of Glenwood
                      Springs.
                      Size: 1,216 acres.
                      Containment: 35 percent.
                      Damage: One outbuilding threatened. A cell phone tower believed
                      damaged.
                      On Scene: 92 firefighters, 15 engines, three large tankers and
                      one helicopter.
                      Cost: No estimate.
                      Cause: Believed human caused.


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                      • #12
                        July 15th

                        GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) - Efforts to contain a 4,823-acre
                        wildfire burning north of town were delayed Tuesday by a 150-acre
                        fire that started two miles southwest of the larger blaze.
                        About 100 firefighters and two helicopters were diverted from
                        the larger fire to help battle the new fire that threatened a home,
                        said fire spokesman Bill Rice. The crews were expected to work into
                        the night.
                        The larger fire was 45 percent contained, the same figure as a
                        day before.
                        "We were right there and we are going to assist the county in a
                        new start like that," Rice said.
                        Two single-engine air tankers and one large air tanker, along
                        with a Hotshot crew and 16 smokejumpers were also battling the
                        fire.
                        Meanwhile, a wildfire north of the Colorado line grew to 500
                        acres and threatened seasonal homes 30 miles southwest of Laramie,
                        Wyo., said Larry Helmerick, fire information officer for the Rocky
                        Mountain Area Coordination Center, a federal fire cache in Denver.
                        In all, fires were burning on about 9,700 acres statewide, about
                        a tenth of the 97,000 acres burning on the same date last year.
                        Temperatures in Grand Junction, about 30 miles south of the
                        fire, were in the low hundreds and there was no relief in sight.
                        Fire officials used helicopters to ferry water to crews working in
                        remote, steep, rugged terrain.
                        In Saguache County, a fire broke out 20 miles southeast of
                        Gunnison on Monday, forcing officials to close 60 miles of state
                        Highway 114. By evening, the fire had burned about 12 acres and the
                        road reopened.
                        A lightning-caused fire north of Vallecito has grown to at least
                        1,864 acres, with fire crews letting it burn to eliminate dead
                        vegetation.
                        A 1,232-acre fire north of Interstate 70 near the east end of
                        Glenwood Canyon was 71 percent contained. And crews were mopping up
                        a 505-acre fire near Guffey, east of Colorado Springs.
                        ---
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                        • #13
                          July 16th

                          MESA VERDE NATIONAL PARK, Colo. (AP) - Lightning-sparked fires
                          shut down the nation's largest archaeological preserve, but
                          authorities said Wednesday none of the park's ancient ruins were
                          threatened.
                          Two fires inside Mesa Verde National Park and one just outside
                          the park were contained Wednesday afternoon. Two other fires have
                          merged on the park boundary and were not contained by Wednesday
                          afternoon.
                          "The good news is at 3 p.m. we are saying there are no
                          significant cultural or infrastructure (features) threatened,"
                          said Larry Helmerick of the federal Rocky Mountain Area
                          Coordination Center.
                          Helmerick said the fires burned a total of about 1,000 acres.
                          The fires started Tuesday near Balcony House, one of the premier
                          ruins in the park in Colorado's southwestern corner. The park was
                          evacuated and tourists poured into nearby Cortez and Durango,
                          forcing motels to turn people away.
                          The park is home to 25,000 archaeological sites left by the
                          Ancestral Pueblo Indians, a civilization that vanished more than
                          700 years ago. Its cliff dwellings date to the 1200s and pit houses
                          date to the 500s.
                          In 2000, two wildfires burned more than a third of the park's
                          52,000 acres. A fire last year burned more than 2,600 in the park.
                          Flames could cause significant damage to rock paintings by
                          heating water within the limestone, causing the walls to crumble,
                          said Mark Varien, research director for the Crow Canyon
                          Archaeological Center in Cortez.
                          Fire could also damage structures built of wood and mud inside
                          the cliff dwellings.
                          "It would not only compromise the structural integrity of those
                          buildings, but the wood is really valuable," Varien said. "That's
                          how we date those buildings."
                          Fire could also destroy protective vegetation, exposing the
                          sites to erosion.
                          On Tuesday, assistant park superintendent Betty Janes said all
                          visitors and the park's 30 to 50 residential employees had been
                          ordered out. Among them was Jane Murphy, a high school English
                          teacher from Cranston, R.I., who was on a tour of Balcony House
                          when a lightning-packed thunderstorm arrived.
                          "There was this big boom of thunder and somebody said it hit,"
                          Murphy said Wednesday by telephone from a Cortez motel. "I was
                          probably two seconds late to see the lighting hit the tree or
                          whatever it was, but immediately the flame shot up.
                          "It started as one thin orange column and then it got wider and
                          wider, and smokier and smokier."
                          Ten miles from the park entrance Wednesday, front desk worker
                          Denise Kibel said she was turning people away from the Best Western
                          Turquoise Inn & Suites in Cortez. She could see the smoke from the
                          fires.
                          In all, fires were burning on about 9,950 acres in Colorado,
                          about a tenth of the 97,000 acres burning at this time last year.
                          The largest fire, a 4,823-acre blaze 30 miles north of Grand
                          Junction, remained 45 percent contained. Firefighting efforts were
                          delayed Tuesday by a separate 200-acre fire that started nearby.
                          A small fire was burning four miles south of Estes Park near
                          Rocky Mountain National Park. Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forest
                          officials said lightning was the suspected cause but had no size
                          estimate.
                          The Mount Vernon Country Club in Golden was evacuated as a
                          precaution Wednesday afternoon after a wildfire charred three to
                          four acres on nearby Lookout Mountain.
                          A wildfire north of the Colorado line grew to 500 acres and
                          threatened seasonal homes 30 miles southwest of Laramie, Wyo.
                          ---
                          On the Net:
                          Mesa Verde: http://www.nps.gov/meve
                          Forest Service: http://www.fs.fed.us/r2
                          National Interagency Fire Center: http://www.nifc.gov

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                          • #14
                            7/20

                            DENVER (AP) - Park officials planned to open Mesa Verde National
                            Park Monday morning for the first time since six days, even as
                            firefighters continue battling a 2,600 acre wildfire.
                            All the park's archaeological features will be open for tours,
                            including Balcony House ruins near the spot where the fire started,
                            park spokeswoman Kathy Crepinsek said Sunday.
                            A campground, shops and gas station at Morefield Village, about
                            four miles inside the park's main entrance, will remain closed
                            indefinitely because firefighting operations are based there,
                            Crepinsek said.
                            Morefield has the only gas station inside the park.
                            The 52,000-acre park, which protects centuries-old cliff
                            dwellings built by Ancestral Pueblo Indians, has been closed since
                            lightning started the fire on Tuesday afternoon. None of the park's
                            archaeological treasures was threatened.
                            The fire was just 10 percent contained Sunday afternoon.
                            Mesa Verde is the main tourist draw for nearby Cortez, and
                            tourism-related companies do the vast majority of their business in
                            the summer.
                            The Bolt fire, nine miles southwest of Pagosa Springs, grew by
                            about 400 acres overnight to a total of 1,500 acres. The fire
                            remained just 25 percent contained on Sunday.
                            A number of other fires continued burning Sunday, including the
                            Devil Creek fire in the San Juan National Forest. The 230-acre fire
                            threatened five residences, but was 80 percent contained.
                            Lightning started a wildfire on Sunday 10 miles southwest of
                            Norwood in southwestern Colorado, and it grew to 300 acres by
                            nightfall. Wildfires were burning on more than 14,600 acres in the
                            state, but three of those fires, totaling 5,800 acres, were fully
                            contained.
                            Clear Creek County just west of Denver banned all outdoor fires
                            starting Sunday, except in designated national forest fire rings or
                            propane, natural gas or liquid fuel grills.
                            On Saturday a memorial was unveiled to three pilots killed last
                            summer at the Big Elk Meadows fire near Lyons.
                            The pilots, Milt Stollak, Rich Schwartz, and Gordon Knight, are
                            credited with helping save the Big Elk Meadows subdivision of 160
                            homes.
                            ---
                            On the Net:
                            National Interagency Fire Center:
                            http://www.nifc.gov/fireinfo/nfn.html

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                            • #15
                              7/20 summary

                              Uncontained wildfires were burning on more than 8,800 acres in
                              Colorado on Sunday, including two fires totaling 3,300 acres
                              allowed to burn for resource benefits. Three other fires were 100
                              percent contained after burning a total of more than 5,800 acres,
                              according to the federal Rocky Mountain Area Coordination Center in
                              Denver. Some of the major blazes:

                              Uncontained Fires

                              Balcony House Complex
                              Started: July 15, 16.
                              Location: Southeastern section of Mesa Verde National Park.
                              Size: 2,600 acres.
                              Containment: 10 percent.
                              Damage: No structures threatened.
                              On Scene: 445 fire personnel, six helicopters, 10 engines and
                              nine water tenders.
                              Cost: $835,000.
                              Cause: Lightning.
                              ---
                              Bolt
                              Started: Tuesday.
                              Location: Nine miles southwest of Pagosa Springs on Southern Ute
                              land.
                              Size: 1,533 acres.
                              Containment: 25 percent.
                              Damage: Twenty-four primary residences, 20 outbuildings,
                              cultural sites and forage areas potentially threatened.
                              On Scene: 201 fire personnel, nine engines, five dozers, two
                              helicopter and four water tenders.
                              Cost: $465,000.
                              Cause: Lightning.
                              ---
                              JB
                              Started: July 17.
                              Location: Near Gateway, approximately 42 miles southwest of
                              Grand Junction and about two miles from the Utah border.
                              Size: 850 acres.
                              Containment: 25 percent.
                              Damage: five residences, four outbuildings potentially
                              threatened.
                              On Scene: 179 personnel, two helicopters, four engine and a
                              water tender.
                              Cost: $134,000.
                              Cause: Unknown.
                              ---
                              Hamilton
                              Started: July 20.
                              Location: 10 miles southwest of Norwood.
                              Size: 300 acres.
                              Containment: 0 percent.
                              Damage: Three residences, 10 outbuildings, ranch headquarters,
                              state wildlife area potentially threatened. One road closed.
                              On scene: 32 personnel, three engines, five dozers, two water
                              tenders.
                              Cost: Unknown.
                              Cause: Lightning.
                              ---
                              Devil Creek
                              Started: July 15.
                              Location: San Juan National Forest about 16 miles west of Pagosa
                              Springs.
                              Size: 230 acres.
                              Containment: 80 percent.
                              Damage: Five residence threatened.
                              On Scene: 77 personnel. One helicopter, two engines and a dozer.
                              Cost: $106,000.
                              Cause: Lightning.

                              Fires allowed to burn

                              Bear Creek
                              Started: July 6.
                              Location: North of Durango in the Weminuche Wilderness.
                              Size: 1,869 acres.
                              Containment: Officials managing fire for resource benefit.
                              Damage: No structures threatened.
                              On Scene: 68 fire personnel, one helicopter, two engines and a
                              water tender.
                              Cost: $1.37 million.
                              Cause: Lightning.
                              ---
                              Yankee Gulch
                              Started: June 16.
                              Location: 35 miles southwest of Meeker.
                              Size: 1,503 acres.
                              Containment: Officials managing fire for resource benefit.
                              Damage: No structures threatened.
                              On Scene: One personnel.
                              Cost: $40,000.
                              Cause: Lightning.

                              Contained Fires

                              Brush Mountain
                              Started: July 8.
                              Location: 30 miles north of Grand Junction.
                              Size: 5,292 acres.
                              Containment: 100 percent.
                              Damage: None.
                              On Scene: 165 personnel, a helicopter, a dozer, four engines and
                              a water tender.
                              Cost: $2.1 million.
                              Cause: Human caused, under investigation.
                              ---
                              Horn Canyon
                              Started: July 17.
                              Location: 15 miles southwest of Durango.
                              Size: 300 acres.
                              Containment: 100 percent contained.
                              Damage: None.
                              On Scene: 83 fire personnel on scene.
                              Cost: No estimate.
                              Cause: Lightning.
                              ---
                              Morgan Bottom
                              Started: July 18.
                              Location: About 20 miles north of Meeker.
                              Size: 211 aces (estimate reduced from 350 acres after mapping).
                              Containment: 100 percent.
                              Damage: None.
                              On scene: 13 fire personnel. Four engines and a water tanker.
                              Cost: No estimate.
                              Cause: Lightning.

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