Hundreds of people spent another night away from their homes as firefighters kept a close eye on a wildfire near Colorado's Breckenridge Ski Resort.
Insurance companies also paid to send contracted fire engines to the area to try to protect the pricey ski properties. Efforts to save properties could be undercut if winds shift.
A wildfire burning about 2 miles west of Durango is one of several wildfires sweeping through Western United States.
A new study by the University of Colorado Boulder says there's a 'new normal' with warmer temperatures and an increase in wildfires. That means there needs to be a shift in how fire managers and communities approach mitigation.
A heavy air tanker from Jefferson County and helicopters from the National Guard are among the aircraft ordered to fight the fire Sunday morning.
- The bill prohibits the government from authorizing prescribed burn on Forest Service land, if the surrounding area faces extreme fire danger.Read more
- The study says human-caused global warming contributed an additional 16,000 square miles of burned forests from 1984 to 2015.Read more