Thousands Flee as Colorado Wildfires Spread

A spate of wildfires burning through Colorado has prompted thousands of evacuations and the closure of a national forest. The largest of six fires, the 416 fire, has consumed more than 23,000 acres since it broke out earlier this month and spread toward the San Juan National Forest, prompting authorities to close off the forest on Tuesday. More than 2,160 residents have evacuated as a result of that fire, though no deaths or injuries have been reported. With 900 firefighters battling the blaze, it was only 15 percent contained as of Tuesday. Another 1,400 homes were evacuated in Summit County after a new fire broke out Tuesday about 65 miles from Denver, burning more than 100 acres in the Arapahoe and Roosevelt National Forest.