With thousands of acres blackened across Colorado, there is renewed interest in a task force charged with limiting wildfire destruction.
The Lime Gulch Fire burning southwest of Denver, and just south of Conifer, has burned 511 acres and is nearly fully contained.
The Lime Gulch Fire continues to burn in a remote part of southern Jefferson County. On Friday officials decreased the size estimate of the fire from 600 acres to 498 acres.
Thursday afternoon Colorado Broadcasters are hosting a telethon as part of the Colorado Wildfires 2013 Fundraiser.
As wildfires burn across Colorado, the state’s four Republican congressmen introduced an amendment to the Farm Bill aimed at adding additional air tankers to fight wildfires.