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Colorado wildfires of June 2018

Colorado has been ablaze in June with the Buffalo Mountain fire burning in Summit County and the 416 fire and the Burro fire burning near Durango among other wildfires.

Colorado Wildfires
In this Thursday, June 7, 2018 photo provided by Inciweb flames and smoke billow skyward as a wildfire burns near Durango, Colo. Authorities in southwest Colorado ordered the evacuations of another 300 homes Friday, June 9 to allow firefighters to attack an advancing flank of a wildfire that burned miles of rugged terrain, but had yet to damage or destroy any structures. (Inciweb via AP)

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An air tanker makes a drop of retardant Friday, June 8, 2018, on the southeast side of the 416 Fire near Hermosa, Colo. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald via AP)

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Colorado Wildfires
In this Thursday, June 7, 2018 photo provided by Inciweb a wildfire burns near Durango, Colo. Authorities in southwest Colorado ordered the evacuations of another 300 homes Friday, June 9 to allow firefighters to attack an advancing flank of a wildfire that burned miles of rugged terrain, but had yet to damage or destroy any structures. (Inciweb via AP)

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Firefighters patrol around a house west of U.S. Highway 550 near Hermosa, Colo., Friday, June 8, 2018. The firefighters were looking for spot fires as flames from the 416 Fire approached the homestead that is well protected with a fire tanker and numerous other resources nearby. (Jerry McBride/The Durango Herald via AP)

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In this photo provided by Jerry Day, an aircraft makes a fire retardant drop on a wildfire in the hills and forests near Durango, Colo., Friday, June 8, 2018. The blaze in southwestern Colorado forced hundreds of evacuations and was expected to reach homes by Friday, authorities said. (Jerry Day via AP)

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In this photo provided by Jerry Day, an aircraft makes a fire retardant drop on a wildfire in the mountains and forests near Durango, Colo., Friday, June 8, 2018. Authorities in southwest Colorado ordered the evacuations of another 300 homes Friday to allow firefighters to attack an advancing flank of a wildfire, known as the 416 fire, that burned miles of rugged terrain, but had yet to damage or destroy any structures. La Plata County's latest order follows the evacuation of more than 1,000 homes earlier along U.S. Highway 550, a key artery connecting the cities of Durango and Silverton, roughly 135 miles (217 kilometers) northwest of the Four Corners Monument that connects Colorado with Utah, Arizona and New Mexico. (Jerry Day via AP)

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Smoke rises from a stand of trees smoldering from the 416 Fire west of U.S. Highway 550 on Friday, June 8, 2018, near Hermosa, Colo. (Jerry McBride/The Durango Herald via AP)

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The 416 Fire burns through a grove of aspen trees Friday, June 8, 2018, west of U.S. Highway 550 near Hermosa, Colo. (Jerry McBride/The Durango Herald via AP)

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This Saturday, June 9, 2018 photo shows the results of a previous back burn to keep the the wildfire from advancing towards homes along County Road 201 near Hermosa, Colo. (Jerry McBride/The Durango Herald via AP)

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Colorado Wildfires
In this Saturday, June 9, 2018 photo, a wildfire burns on the east side of Hermosa Cliffs near Hermosa, Colo. (Jerry McBride/The Durango Herald via AP)/The Durango Herald via AP)

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In this Saturday, June 9, 2018, photo, helicopter works the wildfire on the east side of Hermosa Cliffs near Hermosa, Colo. (Jerry McBride/The Durango Herald via AP)

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This June 9, 2018, satellite image provide by DigitalGlobe shows the 416 Fire, right, and the Burro Fire, left, northwest of Durango, Colo. (Satellite image ©2018 DigitalGlobe, a Maxar company via AP)

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In this Saturday, June 9, 2018 photo, Paul Boyer of Durango, Colo., levels his camera for a shot of the plume as it rises from the wildfire near Hermosa, Colo. (Jerry McBride/The Durango Herald via AP)

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This June 10, 2018, satellite image provide by DigitalGlobe shows the 416 Fire northwest of Hermosa, Colo. At right Highway 550 is visible. (Satellite image ©2018 DigitalGlobe, a Maxar company via AP)

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In this Monday, June 11, 2018, photo, fire burns around homes south of County Road 202 during a burnout operation, a technique used to consume fuel from wildfires, near Durango, Colo. The fire is controlled as it approaches the homes as the blaze hits fire lines defended by firefighters after days of mitigation. (Jerry McBride /The Durango Herald via AP)

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Colorado Wildfires
In this Monday, June 11, 2018, photo, firefighters monitor flames behind a home during a burnout operation that was performed south of County Road 202 near Durango, Colo. The burnout is used to take away fuel from wildfires. Firefighters use the technique to burn in conditions so that they can control the fire and prevent the loss of homes. (Jerry McBride /The Durango Herald via AP)

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In this Monday, June 11, 2018, photo, flames consume trees during a burnout operation that was performed south of County Road 202 near Durango, Colo. Firefighters use the technique as a means to control wildfires. (Jerry McBride/The Durango Herald via AP)

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Erin Sirek with the Summit County Sheriff's Department Residents helps direct a resident with a dog as residents evacuate their homes from a wild fire approaching in the Wildernest neighborhood near Silverthorne, Colo., Tuesday, June 12, 2018. (Hugh Carey/Summit Daily News via AP)

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Erin Sirek with the Summit County Sheriff's Department Residents carries a boy as residents evacuate their homes from a wild fire approaching in the Wildernest neighborhood near Silverthorne, Colo., Tuesday, June 12, 2018. (Hugh Carey/Summit Daily News via AP)

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The sky turns red as the sun sets behind the Rocky Mountains late Tuesday, June 12, 2018, in Denver. Several wildfires in Colorado as well as numerous other fires in the interior West have filled the region with high levels of smoke in the air. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

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The sky turns red as the sun sets behind the Rocky Mountains late Tuesday, June 12, 2018, in Denver. Several wildfires in Colorado as well as numerous other fires in the interior West have filled the region with high levels of smoke in the air. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

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In this Tuesday, June 12, 2018, photograph, a sign is posted to show that there is no access because of wildfires to San Juan National Forest on County Road 124 north May Day near Durango, Colo.. (Jerry McBride/The Durango Herald via AP)

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In this Tuesday, June 12, 2018, photograph, a sign is posted to show that there is no access because of wildfires to San Juan National Forest on County Road 124 north May Day near Durango, Colo.. (Jerry McBride/The Durango Herald via AP)

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In this Tuesday, June 12, 2018, photo, smoke envelops a helicopter as it is used to battle a wildfire near Durango, Colo. (Jerry McBride /The Durango Herald via AP)

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In this Tuesday, June 12, 2018, photograph, Sandy Elliott follows her putt while playing a round of golf with Marlene Gebhardt at Dalton Golf and Country Club with the 416 Fire burning behind them near Durango, Colo. The two ladies are on pre evacuation in Dalton ranch and said we have been looking at the the fire for days and we can't just sit around everyday so they decided to hit the links. (Jerry McBride/The Durango Herald via AP)

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In this Tuesday, June 12, 2018, photograph, hot spots glow after sunset near the Falls Creek Subdivision as the 416 Fire burns near Durango, Colo. (Jerry McBride/The Durango Herald via AP)

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In this Tuesday, June 12, 2018, photograph, the view of fire plumes rising can be seen while looking north from U.S. Highway 160 near Hesperus, Colo., from the 416 Fire. (Jerry McBride/The Durango Herald via AP)

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In a June 12, 2018 photo, a large helicopter looks for a spot to make a water drop on a wildfire in Hermosa, Colo. The fire, burning 23 miles northwest of Durango, started June 1 and has burned over 22,000 acres. (Helen H. Richardson/The Denver Post via AP)

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In a June 12, 2018 photo, Colorado State Patrol officers help maintain road closures on County Road 205 in Durango, Colo. The fire, burning 23 miles northwest of Durango, started June 1 and has now burned 25,900 acres. (Helen H. Richardson/The Denver Post via AP)

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