Forecasters are expecting warmer than normal temperatures and gusty winds Tuesday in a northern Colorado area already ravaged by a wildfire, not a good combination for the legion of firefighters trying to extinguish the blaze.
The High Park Fire had consumed more than 58,700 acres of woodland by Monday evening, but it was about 50% contained, authorities reported.
Tuesday's forecast by the National Weather Service is similar to Monday, a day that brought blazing heat and winds that whipped up the blaze.
But firefighters say they can handle the weather conditions because winds are expected to be less than Sunday, a day that firefighters described as "tough."FULL STORY