World News – US – New forest fire burning in Boulder foothills contributes to dense smoke on the front range


A new fire broke out on Saturday in the foothills above Boulder The Cal-Wood fire quickly led to the evacuation of the small town of Jamestown, and it adds more smoke thick to an area that has been covered in smoke and ash for days at a time over the past few months

Boulder Emergency Operations Center has been activated to respond to a fire near Jamestown Heil Valley Ranch & Hall Ranch Trails are evacuated Follow Boulder OEM on Twitter @BoulderOEM or visit https: // tco / f07VvWjVUn for get updated photo info #CalwoodFireTwittercom / rxixciUk65

Road closures along Highway 7, between Lyon and the Peak to Peak Highway, and on Highway 34 from Estes Park, prompted the CDOT on Saturday afternoon to ask drivers not to make unnecessary trips around Boulder and Larimer counties

Three other fires were already combining to push giant plumes of smoke along the northern Front Range The Cameron Peak fire is still the biggest The Mullen Fire, which started in Wyoming, is just a bit smaller Saturday morning A new fire, the East Troublesome fire, is now burning 11,239 acres west of Lake Granby

As of Saturday morning, heavy smoke was already visible in the Fort Collins, Longmont and Loveland areas

Cameron Peak fire continues to grow on the east side It cultivated around 20,000 acres between Friday and Saturday morning Firefighters sprayed fire extinguisher foam on homes in areas most vulnerable to growth on the side southeast of the fire

Meteorologist Avivia Braun said she expected dueling winds on Saturday A front from the northwest could intensify the fire, with sustained winds of 50 miles per hour, while the north winds will grow against the buttresses, which she hopes will hold back the fire a bit

Red flag warning issued for northeast Colorado Strong wind, low relative humidity and hot temperatures are expected to create extreme fire behavior on Saturday

Paul Demerico, chief of the operations section, said these are unprecedented conditions, with very dry fuels combined with the weather the region is seeing

Dense smoke is expected to spread from #Loveland to #Denver and #Boulder this afternoon There will be some improvement in surface air this evening behind a cold front, although dense smoke plumes in altitude will continue # cowx #CameronPeakFire #EastTroublesomeFire #williamsforkfire picTwittercom / X2KJwyGB4X

The air quality in the Denver and Boulder area is unhealthy and unhealthy for sensitive groups in Fort Collins, Loveland and Greeley Children and the elderly and those with respiratory illnesses should stay away. indoors if the smoke is thick, advises the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment

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News from around the world – United States – Another wildfire burning in Boulder buttresses contributing to dense smoke on the front range


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