The Beaver Creek fire, ignited on June 19, has forced firefighters to rethink the way they battle wildfire and is providing valuable lessons that could change the way forest fires are fought in Colorado’s millions of acres of insect-eaten timber.
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Officials this week said that they believe the Beaver Creek fire burning in northwest Colorado since June was possibly human caused.
An evacuation order was lifted in the Beaver Creek fire area near Walden and the Wyoming border yesterday, Denver Fire Department said.
Firefighters battling the Beaver Creek fire in northern Colorado along the central Wyoming border were pulled back to safety zones Wednesday afternoon when hot, humid weather and strong winds fueled extreme fire behavior.
The Beaver Creek fire has crossed onto the Trophy Mountain Ranch, a private game hunting preserve near the Wyoming border, however the fence around the ranch remains secure and elk have been seen moving out of the area
Beatle killed trees and heavy concentrations of downed timber and other fuel make the Beaver Creek fire burning at the Wyoming border a stubborn but slow-moving blaze.
The Beaver Creek fire has ballooned to just under 19,500 acres as of Tuesday morning and is growing as crews continue to work on structure protection around the massive blaze.
The Beaver Creek fire grew by 3,500 acres and pushed into Wyoming overnight after a directional alignment of canyons and winds accelerated its growth, authorities said Monday morning.