Dry, Windy Weather Stokes Colorado Wildfire, But So Far No Homes Damaged

Some 2,500 homes have been evacuated; the fire has "come up to some people's backyards," one official said. But for now, it is contained in a sparsely populated area of National Forest.

A wildfire in southwestern Colorado doubled in size from Saturday morning to Sunday morning and forced hundreds more evacuations. With dry, windy weather , firefighters said they expect the fire to continue to grow.

You're reading a preview, sign up to read more.

More from NPR

NPR4 min read
How A Mother Protects Her Black Teenage Son From The World
Minnesota state Rep. Ruth Richardson doesn't want her teenage son, Shawn, a track athlete, to go running outside. "You can't do the same things that your white friends do," she remembers telling him.
NPR2 min readSociety
No Evidence Hydroxychloroquine Is Helpful In Preventing COVID-19, Study Finds
A study of more than 800 health workers, first responders and others finds that taking hydroxychloroquine to prevent COVID-19 is no better than a placebo in preventing the illness.
NPR2 min read
The Winners Of The NPR Student Podcast Challenge
With entries from 46 states and Washington, D.C., two winners emerge from more than 2,200 podcasts to win this year's NPR Student Podcast Challenge.