Big fire in Colorado - level 3, A12

Big fire in Colorado - level 3, A12

25-06-2012 22:00

Over two weeks and 100 square kilometres, Colorado’s High Park wildfire shows no signs of slowing down.

Thousands of homes have been evacuated and close on 200 hundred destroyed near Fort Collins killing a 62-year-old woman.

Firefighters thought they had controlled the worst of the blaze as lowering temperatures and light winds helped them seal off 60 percent of its perimeter.

However, sudden increase in wind and heat over the weekend saw that slim to 45 percent, giving this 68-thousand-acre blaze more room to grow.

Interesting words: blaze, seal off, perimeter, acre.

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