Fires sharpen evacuation plans

By scott miller

VAIL — This valley has been spared over the years from large-scale wildfires. But look around and it’s easy to see a big fire is certainly possible.Four large-scale fires are currently burning in Colorado — near Nederland, north of Walden, southeast of Grand Junction and east of Salida. Several structures have been lost, and thousands of people evacuated. That tends to focus the attention of people who live in a relatively tight mountain valley.“Whenever we get smoke, we get interest,” Vail Fire Department wildland fire specialist Paul Cada said. At the July 12 town picnic in Bighorn Park, Cada said …

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