Colorado gets a break thanks to rains
Firefighters battling a Colorado wildfire that has destroyed nearly 350 homes and scorched 28 square miles are hoping to have it fully contained by Sunday, thanks to rain and cooler temperatures.
The light rains have helped calm the Waldo Canyon Fire, and more rain, cooler temperatures and higher humidity are expected through the weekend. That's good news in the fight against the most destructive fire in state history that's also left two people dead.
But the forecast is not as kind in eastern Montana, where a huge 380-square-mile wildfire in Custer National Forest is consuming pine, juniper and sage with the help of gusty winds. The fire has burned 16 homes.
The National Interagency Fire Center in Boise, Idaho, says there are 45 large fires burning nationwide, including 36 in nine Western states.
- Probe begins after Conn. commuter trains crash
- FBI searches apartment in ricin letter case
- Assad: Syria transition talks are internal matter
- Suspected US drone in Yemen kills 4 militants
- Rome Protest Turns Up Heat On New PM Letta
- North Korea Fires Three Short-Range Missiles
- GOP hopes IRS scandal will snag health care law
- WHO: Death Toll From New Bird Flu In China Rises To 36
- Former Argentine Dictator Videla Dies In Prison At Age 87
- Texas residents missing after tornadoes found safe