A raging wildfire that swelled within a day to 8,000 acres in northern Colorado, burning structures and forcing evacuations, will likely grow Sunday, fire officials said.
Firefighters battled the blaze, dubbed the High Park fire, that has been fanned by high temperatures and dry brush since it began Saturday morning 15 miles west of Fort Collins, according to InciWeb, the U.S. multi-agency Incident Fire Response website.
At least 200 firefighters backed air tankers and helicopters are battling the blaze, officials said.
Compounding the problem is a shortage of resources, said Larimer County Sheriff Justin Smith. He said a lot of regional resources are already deployed fighting other outbreaks, such as the Whitewater Baldy fire in New Mexico.FULL STORY