With multiple fires burning across the state, officials have activated the Colorado Emergency Operations Center in Centennial.
The southwest is dry and faces another long wildfire season. That's a reality demonstrated by this satellite photo posted by NASA Tuesday.
Originally published on Wed June 12, 2013 7:58 am
More than 900 prisoners were evacuated from a state prison near Colorado Springs, Colo., early Wednesday as one of four wildfires across the Front Range moved toward the facility, The Associated Press writes.
About 2,500 homes and businesses in northeast El Paso County have also been evacuated, according to The Denver Post.
The Royal Gorge Fire is one of four fires that started Tuesday. We've collected some of the photos posted to Twitter into a Storify.
Two days after the one year anniversary of the High Park Fire and ahead of the Waldo Canyon anniversary, Colorado’s wildfire season has started in earnest.