Colorado Wildfires Force Evacuations and Send Smoke Our Way
Firefighters in Colorado are currently working on at least three wildfires, one burning in Rocky Mountain National Park.
The Big Meadows fire inside Rocky Mountain National Park was caused by lightning on Monday, June 10, and has grown to 75 to 100 acres, being fanned by high winds, low humidity and lots of beetle-killed trees for fuel. It has closed several trails in the park.
Two other fires have forced evacuations; a more than 200 acre fire is burning near the Royal Gorge and the Black Forest fire near Colorado Springs.
Thanks to the KING listener who alerted us to the smoke south of the border so we can keep you better informed.