The Associated Press FIRES BY SATELLITE: This Sunday satellite image provide by DigitalGlobe shows the 416 Fire northwest of Hermosa, Colo. At right Highway 550 is visible.

The Associated Press FIRES BY SATELLITE: This Sunday satellite image provide by DigitalGlobe shows the 416 Fire northwest of Hermosa, Colo. At right Highway 550 is visible.

Extreme fire danger forces another national forest to close

By COLLEEN SLEVIN The Associated Press
This article was published June 13, 2018 at 4:00 a.m.

DENVER -- Extreme fire danger prompted officials to shut down a sprawling forest that includes some of Colorado's most stunning mountains in a region that attracts tourists from around the world, a rare tactic also being used in neighboring states as the U.S. Southwest struggles with severe drought.

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