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Cool temperatures and occasional rain showers slowed the growth of the Haystack Fire south of Boulder on Sunday and early this week after the fire exploded to more than 10,000 acres on Saturday, but dangerous fire conditions forecast for later this week and this weekend could accelerate the … Read Article

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The Haystack Fire east of Elk Park and southwest of Boulder has grown to more than 1,760 acres and is burning in the upper reaches of the Little Boulder River drainage after high winds, low moisture and hot temperatures helped the fire run about 1.5 miles to the northeast last week, expandin… Read Article

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An abandoned house on the northeast side of Boulder burned to the ground around mid-afternoon on Sunday. As of Monday morning, no injuries had been reported and the cause of the fire remained unknown.  Read Article

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Multiple wildfires ignited and burned around Jefferson County in the past week, including the 60-acre Gatlin Gulch Fire southwest of Boulder that ignited on Friday and is being fought by a federal incident management team.  Read Article

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Fire restrictions outlawing all campfires, operation of vehicles off of designated roads and trails, and the discharge of firearms in most cases went into effect across Jefferson County on Saturday, July 31, and the restrictions were already in effect on some lands in the county before Saturday.  Read Article

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UPDATE, 2:30 p.m. July 23: Firefighting crews from local volunteer agencies, Butte, the state Department of Natural Resources and Conservation, and the U.S. Forest Service were mopping up the fire on Friday afternoon. The truck, which Jefferson City Volunteer Fire Department Chief Bud Sideri… Read Article

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The Park Lake Campground and Picnic Area 5 miles west of Clancy reopened to the public on Monday as firefighters continued to mop-up a small wildfire that ignited near Park Lake on July 16.  Read Article

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UPDATE, 6:30 p.m. July 16: According to Helena-Lewis and Clark National Forest Public Affairs Officer Chiara Cipriano, firefighters have managed so far to limit the Park Lake fire to about 3–5 acres.  Read Article

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Within hours of declaring a countywide state of emergency Thursday, Jefferson County’s commissioners approved a resolution restricting public access to county offices and buildings to minimize the risk of exposure to and the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Read Article

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