Cooler temperatures and high humidity are an aid to firefighters battling a nearly six square mile wildfire near the town of Westcliffe, about 150 miles south of Denver. But fire information officer Linda Hecker says winds are starting to pick up this afternoon and that has crews on high alert.
Crews battling a 25,000 acre wildfire along the Colorado-New Mexico border are up against more hot and windy weather today. The Track Fire is 20% contained. But a red flag warning in the region has fire managers concerned.
Citing decreased danger in northern and eastern Colorado, the Bureau of Land Management has lifted fire restrictions on its lands in Boulder, Gilpin, Larimer, Lincoln, Logan, Morgan, Sedgwick, Washington, Weld and Yuma counties.