September 17, 2014
COLORADO SPRINGS, COLORADO - Fire crews in Colorado are racing to build a fire line to keep a rapidly spreading fire from homes near Colorado Springs. The Springer Fire has grown to 970 acres and has zero containment.
The Blanco Fire burning in San Juan County New Mexico has destroyed several homes. The fire quickly grew to 100 acres ruled by 25 mile per hour winds. Crews are on scene today to monitor possible hot spots.
One home and several outbuildings were destroyed yesterday afternoon in Wyoming out side of Casper. The sheriff's department says the fire was caused by an electrical power pole damaged by strong winds.
In southern California crews spent a second day on the front lines near Campo. A fire there has destroyed one home and threatens dozens of others. About 200 rural residences remain evacuated in the "Old Fire".