Wildfires Ignite Around Denver
Unusually dry weather coupled with gusty winds is being blamed for sparking the fires. The National Weather Service extended a red flag warning for most of eastern Colorado until 9 p.m. Monday night. The warning means there is a high risk of more fires igniting and/or spreading.
From the Denver Post:
Smoke from the blaze can be seen from downtown Denver, which only complicated a blowing dust air quality advisory issued earlier in the day by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.
Authorities now say at least five homes were destroyed by the fires but there are no reports of injuries at this time.
Here is what they're saying on Twitter about the wildfires: