Colorado’s 6 Wildfires Grow, Continue to Burn

The largest blaze, Fire 416, is predicted to reach full containment by the end of July.

Colorado is currently being burned by 6 wildfires. CNN reports the latest blaze to pop up, the Buffalo Springs Fire, has burned 100 acres so far, at the time of publication.

Collectively, the fires have prompted thousands of evacuations and the closure of San Juan National Forest, according to CNN.

Fire 416, the worst of the six, has already burned through 27,420 acres and is only 15-percent contained. Officials do not plan full containment of the fire until the end of July, according to The Durango Herald.

Over 2,000 homes have been evacuated, according to Summit Fire & EMS.

Although the scope of the fires is large, thankfully, the most serious threat right now is damage to the land and air quality being affected by the copious amounts of smoke. La Plata County spokewoman Megan Graham said, “No one has been hurt, and no structures have burned down in the 416 Fire.”

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