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Blazes continue to spark and spread, much of the state under red flag conditions

The Front Range once again has felt the effects of wildfires burning in Colorado and across the Southwest.

Heavy smoke moved into Denver on Monday night, coming from a fire that sparked Sunday. Another blaze discovered in Eagle county on Sunday spread, bringing a smoke plume over Colorado Springs.

Currently, 47 large fires have burned 519,761 acres across the country, according to the National Interagency Fire Center.

In 2021, 29,149 fires have combined to burn 1,118,377 acres, forcing the NIFC to declare preparedness Level 4 for the second earliest time since 1990. That entails “three or more geographic areas experiencing large, complex wildfires requiring incident management teams. Geographic areas are competing for wildland fire suppression resources and about 60% of the country’s wildland firefighting personnel are committed to wildland fire incidents.”

In Colorado, five active fires are have burned a combined 13,221 acres, according to the NIFC.

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