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Wildfire flares-up near Sand Dunes

A wildfire that's been burning near the Great Sand Dunes National Park since last month flared up Tuesday when thunderstorms moved through the area. Called the Medano Fire, the blaze has now consumed more than 6,200 acres. More than 200 firefighters have made a line all the way around...

4 years 1 month ago

Medano fire slightly bigger

The fire burning on the north edge of the Sand Dunes National Park grew slightly Wednesday, to just over 6,200 acres. Crews have been cutting, digging and scraping outside the fire border and also back burning to rob the fire of fuel. Helicopters have even been setting small fires...

4 years 1 month ago

Sand Dunes fire grows slowly

The Medano Fire, at the Great Sand Dunes National Park grew slightly Thursday. It now covers 5,417 acres, an increase in one day of 84 acres. Weather continues to be hot and dry. Firefighters are working on two fire lines; one on the north side of the fire, one...

4 years 1 month ago

Sand Dunes fire slows

The Medano Fire at the Sand Dunes continues to burn, but its growth is slow. As of Thursday morning it was reported at 5,335 acres, up 444 from Wednesday. The fire is burning in the Great Sand Dunes National Park as well as on San Isabel National Forest in...

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