Colorado wildfires: Wildfires cover Colorado, burning homes, displacing families

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By Blair Shiff

Denver, CO (KUSA) - There are several active fires burning in Colorado as of Wednesday, and it is hard to keep all the fires straight if you are not in the immediate area. So KUSA, KSDK's sister station in Colorado, created this comprehensive list to help.

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Below are the largest fires in the state that are causing either evacuations or threatening homes.


A fire burning in Boulder County Tuesday afternoon has prompted evacuation notices. Boulder County officials say the fire is 300-acres and burning on the west side of the Flatirons. The Rocky Mountain Fire Department is using heavy tankers, helicopters, a lead plane and ground crews on the Flagstaff Fire. Residents living south of Dartmouth Avenue, west to Table Mesa and east to Broadway are under a pre-evacuation notice. A resident in the area says lightning was seen before the fire started. Smoke can be seen from the City of Boulder and surrounding areas. Find out more details here.


The High Park Fire is now 87,284 acres with only 65 percent containment. The fire started on June 9 around 6 a.m. and is burning approximately 15 miles west of Fort Collins. More than 1,800 personnel are fighting the blaze. On June 11, authorities confirmed 62-year-old Linda Steadman died from the blaze. Search crews found Steadman's remains at her house on Old Flowers Road. Authorities say Steadman received two notification calls. A deputy was on his way to personally warn her, but he was pushed back by flames. Larimer County officials confirm at least 257homes are destroyed from the High Park Fire. The cause of this fire is lightning. Find out more details here.


The Little Sand Fire is now 22,440 acres with only 31 percent containment. The fire started on May 13 around 4 p.m. and is burning approximately 13 miles northwest of Pagosa Springs. More than 200 personnel are fighting the blaze. No structures have burned or threatening in this blaze. The cause of this fire is lightning. Find out more details here.


The Treasure Fire is burning 320 acres with only 10 percent containment. The fire started on June 23 at 11:10 a.m. and is burning five miles northeast of Leadville. No structures have burned in this blaze. The cause of this fire is human-caused, but it is still under investigation. Find out more details here.


The Waldo Canyon Fire is now 15,517 acres with 5 percent containment. The fire started on June 23 around noon and is burning in Pike National Forest in El Paso County. More than 750 personnel are fighting the blaze. The cause of this fire is under investigation. Massive amounts of evacuations were issued for Tuesday afternoon. Find out more details here.


The Weber Fire is burning more than 9,155 acres. The fire is 30 percent contained. It started on June 22 just after 4 p.m. The fire is burning in Montezuma County just six miles south of Mancos and just south of Highway 160. More than 100 homes were evacuated. No homes have been damaged in this fire. Nearly 500 personnel are fighting this fire. Officials say someone started the fire, but no further details are available at this time. Find out more details here.


•Button Rock Fire
•Hewlett Gulch Fire
•Lower North Fork Fire
•Springer Fire
•Sunrise Mine Fire
•Woodland Heights Fire 

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