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United States : Wild Fire : 2002/06

Duration 2002/06
Country or District United States
Name Wild Fire
Outline A fastmoving wildfire in the Pike National Forest more than doubled in size to 75,000 acres 10 June.
Summary
Human Impact Physical Impact Others
BBC news 2002/06/11
About 6,000 homes southwest of Denver were evacuated Fire engulfing more than 75,900 acres

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CNN news 2002/06/15
Officials estimate the damage so far at just under $3 million.

Reuters AlertNet 2002/06/10
Up to 30,000 face evacuation in Colorado wildfires

Reuters news 2002/06/11
Thousands More Evacuated in Huge Colorado Blaze

washingtonpost.com 2002/06/10
Fire officials said it was consuming about 2,000 acres an hour.

BBC news 2002/06/11
About 6,000 homes southwest of Denver were evacuated before a fire engulfing more than 30,400 hectares (75,900 acres) shifted south, destroying defences built by firefighters.

CNN news 2002/06/11
Winds pick up as wildfires rage

CNN news 2002/06/11
Authorities have drawn up plans to evacuate as many as 40,000 people from the southwestern outskirts of Denver.