At least four new wildfires sparked over the weekend in Colorado and Utah during what has been a record-breaking fire season in the western US.
More than 8.3 million acres have burned across the country this year, according to the National Fire Interagency Center.
In Colorado, fireghters battled the CalWood and Lefthand Canyon fires in Boulder county over the weekend, bringing the latter to full containment within a day. Those blazes arose as responders continue to fight the Cameron Peak fire, the largest wildfire in state history,
Two new fires spark in Colorado
The fast-moving CalWood Fire in the foothills of Colorado’s Rocky Mountains quickly grew to nearly 9,000 acres after sparking in Boulder county Saturday.
“This is actually the biggest wildfire in Boulder County history,” Boulder County Sheriff’s Office Division