Colorado Wildfires 2018 *Arrest*

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    416 Fire | Another 163 homes under pre-evac orders

    "In a bit of good news - 764 residences have opened for re-entry, the La Plata County government announced Wednesday night."

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    "KUSA – Though 163 new homes are under pre-evacuation orders due to the 416 Fire Wednesday night, another 764 opened to re-entry, according to the La Plata County government."
     
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    Colorado wildfires: Weather makes tough going for firefighters - CNN

    "(CNN)Firefighters in Colorado still have several days of tough going against a fire that has burned more than 26,000 acres, officials said Wednesday.

    The flames of the 416 Fire in the southwestern part of the state have reached the backyards of some homes, but so far no one has been injured and no structures have been lost, said incident commander Todd Pechota.

    Asked whether the weather forecast looks favorable, Pechota answered quickly, "No. It doesn't."

    "The folks on the ground have not caught a break since the day (June 1) this fire started," he said. "They've faced some really, really tough and challenging conditions, and they know they probably have another 48 hours of really tough work ahead of them.""
     
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    Call for Action: Can SuperTanker help with Colorado fires?

    "COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) -- With several fires burning in Colorado, we are asking why the Global SuperTanker is not helping out. We sat down with the owners of the aircraft, which is housed at the Colorado Springs Airport.

    The SuperTanker is capable of dumping more than 20,000 gallons of retardant. Right now, we have several devastating fires burning in our state, and yet, the Global SuperTanker hasn't been called out.

    Katie Pelton: "Do you think the SuperTanker will be able to help out?"
    "We would certainly hope so, that's what it's designed to do," said Bob Soelberg, the Senior Vice President and Program Manager of the Global SuperTanker. "The only thing that's restricting our ability to go out is the contracting situation.""
     
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    'Like dominoes': Utah homes burn as wildfires menace US West

    "A fast-moving brush fire destroyed eight homes in the Utah tourist town of Moab, while more than 3,000 people in Colorado and Wyoming fled multiple wildfires scorching the drought-stricken U.S. West on Wednesday.

    The blaze in Moab, known for its dramatic red rocks, started in a wooded area Tuesday night and quickly spread to homes over less than a square mile (kilometer), Police Chief Jim Winder said. Crews were extinguishing embers Wednesday."
     
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    Delete. Double post. (Sorry can't find delete button)
     
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    Lightning storm looms as 416 wildfire grows to 25,900 acres near Durango
    Costs of fighting the 416 wildfire at $10 million, lightning storms looming
    No homes have burned, no firefighters have been injured

    "The 416 fire in southwestern Colorado, which has burned 27,420 acres since June 1, has cost $10 million to suppress, so far.

    The fire, which is 15 percent contained and burning north of Durango in the San Juan National Forest, has not burned any structures, nor has it injured anyone, fire officials said Wednesday. No deaths have been reported. More than 1,000 firefighters were battling the blaze Wednesday."


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    Buffalo Fire: Containment grows to 20 percent; some residents let back in briefly

    "SILVERTHORNE, Colo. – The Buffalo Fire burning near Silverthorne is now 20 percent contained, Summit County authorities tweeted late Wednesday."
     
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    "With fire conditions already at historically dangerous levels in southwest Colorado, firefighters are nervously watching a forecast that calls for an approaching lightning storm that could spark new fires and bring strong winds that could push the 416 fire into neighborhoods north of Durango.


    “It’s not good news,” said Shawn Dawden, spokesman for the Rocky Mountain Incident Management Team.

    A red flag watch is in place as a storm approaches the southwest mountains. The storm is expected to include dangerous cloud-to-mountain lightning strikes and winds that could reach 40 mph, Dawden said."

    Lightning storm looms as 416 wildfire grows to 25,900 acres near Durango
     
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    “"Weather is going to continue to play a role over the next few days, continue to influence some of our decisions and the fire behavior,” said Jamie Knight, a 416 fire spokeswoman. “That’s the big picture story right now — firefighters making challenging decisions about tactics and strategies,” in part, based on upcoming weather.

    Over the last 24 hours, the voracious 416 wildfire consumed another 4,042 acres of mostly forest lands west of U.S. Highway 550, Dawden said Wednesday morning. The fire is 15 percent contained.

    “I’m happy to say that we have not had any houses burned or people hurt,” Dawden said."

    Lightning storm looms as 416 wildfire grows to 25,900 acres near Durango
     
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    Fires burning on Eastern Plains may have been sparked by lightning
    While one large fire has been reported in Kersey, officials say they're watching others throughout Weld and Morgan counties.

    "Multiple fires sparked on the Eastern Plains of Colorado Wednesday, possibly because of lightning strikes.

    The Platte Valley Fire Protection District is responding to what they say is a large fire in Kersey, which is about 11 miles southeast of Greeley.

    Preliminary reports indicate the fire was started by a lightning strike that hit a guard tower, Stephanie Cook with the Platte Valley Fire Protection District said."
     
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    "The sheriff of neighboring Morgan County, Jim Crone, tells 9NEWS there have been a number of fires burning. Some are visible from Interstate 76 and from Highway 34, which closed at CO-144 around 10 p.m. Wednesday.

    The National Weather Service said these fires also presumably started with lightning."

    Fires burning on Eastern Plains may have been sparked by lightning
     
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    Firefighting technology helps limit wildfire size, threat

    "DENVER -- Teams responsible for fighting wildfires in Colorado are more effective today thanks to advances in technology."

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    "“Every time we have a fire … we go back and do after-action reviews,” said Micki Trost with Colorado Emergency Management. “[We work to learn] how can we get resources there quicker.”

    With fast-moving wildfires, time is everything. Specialized aircraft in Colorado helps put time on the side of firefighters. Two state-owned intelligence aircraft are equipped with technology that helps spot fires more quickly while monitoring size and movement.

    “They can deploy and fly those fires and provide real-time video,” Trost said."
     
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    "Colorado also contracts two helicopters and two single-engine air tankers. Local and federal governments also contract firefighting aircraft.

    “A large percentage are privately owned aircrafts that we’re using,” said Todd Pechota, 416 Fire incident commander."

    Firefighting technology helps limit wildfire size, threat
     
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    Badger Creek Fire Now Over 7,000 Acres

    "Incident meteorologist Tim Mathewson said very dry, windy conditions are expected through Friday, complicating fire suppression efforts. Mathewson said conditions are expected to cool off over the weekend. Cloud cover and increased humidity during the weekend should help efforts.

    Albany County Emergency Management Coordinator Aimee Binning urged those present to make sure that they were signed up for Albany Countywide Alerts so they could be notified of evacuation orders.

    Residents can find updates on the fire on the Forest Service Twitter, InciWeb or the Badger Creek Fire official Facebook page."

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