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Environment

Fourmile Canyon Fire: Five Years Later

It started fast. For days the heaping pile of long-extinguished ash showed no hint of life. Then the winds began. Sept. 6, 2010 started out just like many other late summer days in Colorado – the temperature was average, the moisture level dry. The difference was the wind. On this day, the wind speeds exceeded 40 mph, with an average speed of 15 mph. The …

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