Four huge tankers dumped 3,000 gallons of flame-retardant material in less than five seconds on Monday in an effort to calm the massive High Park fire in Fort Collins, Colo. As of Monday night, the fire had burned through 3,446 acres and was only 5 percent contained. “It’s surreal and it’s scary,” said Army reservist Lt. Col. Robert Fairbanks, who was sent in to help contain the fire. No structures have been damaged so far, but 6,000 residents have been displaced. Meanwhile, in Denver, temperatures on Monday reached a record 105 degrees, the fourth day in a row the city has seen temperatures over 100 degrees. There’s no relief in sight either: Tuesday’s high temperature is expected to reach 102 degrees.
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