PHOTO: Summit County Sheriff's Office
(10/04/15) A fire burning in the mountains west of Denver is about 30% contained.
Summit County firefighters are battling a wildfire that has scorched more than 200 acres north of Silverthorne.
With the dry weather Wednesday, a red flag warning was issued. But what is a red flag warning?
Recent flash floods in southern Colorado haven't claimed as many lives as Monday's tragedy in Utah but they've been just as devastating to public and private property.
The fires that were sparked this afternoon this afternoon were snuffed out thanks to the quick work of firefighters who have trained for just such a scenario.
Wet weather had reduced the area's fire danger for much of the year but drier weather has brought the danger back.
Disasters have struck Southern Colorado repeatedly in the last few years and keeping in touch with loved ones during a disaster can be difficult.
A brush fire that started on training grounds at Fort Carson on Saturday (09/12/15) is now 80 percent contained.
People in southern Colorado generally know how to prepare for fires and floods, but what about other threats, like a financial crisis or a blizzard?
The fire danger has gone up recently thanks to some dry weather.
A wildfire sparked on Fisher's Peak near Trinidad on July 9, 2013.
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