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Marc Piscotty, Getty Images
Marc Piscotty, Getty Images
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High Park Fire Consumes 80,000 Acres and Hundreds of Homes [PHOTOS]

Hundreds of homes and more than 80,000 acres of land have been destroyed in the High Park Fire near Fort Collins, CO. And while local radio station K99 reports the blaze is about 45 percent contained, the high temperatures and low humidity predicted on Monday are causing concern.

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(Marc Piscotty, Getty Images)
(Marc Piscotty, Getty Images)
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Smoke in Air Presents Health Dangers for Some

With fires in Colorado and Wyoming, you may have noticed a smoky haze in the air in Laramie and the surrounding area. For some this smoke is more than just a visual haze, it is a health hazard. People with specific health conditions are at a higher risk of the affects of smoke exposure and inhalation. There are a few simple precautions that can be taken by people who are at high risk of adverse health effects due to smoke exposure.

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John Moore & David McNew, Getty Images
John Moore & David McNew, Getty Images
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What’s Worse: Smoke or Mosquitoes? – Survey of the Day

Summertime in Laramie is one of the most enjoyable times of the year, but there are hazards, particularly those pesky mosquitoes or even this summer, smoke from nearby wildfires.

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Laramie Firefighters Assisting Colorado Fire

Thankfully for us in Laramie, there have not been any wildfires in our immediate proximity. Thankfully for areas with wildfires however, Laramie firefighters are available to help.

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pepplerchristine, Flickr
pepplerchristine, Flickr
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Should More Logging Be Allowed in Southeast Wyoming? – Survey of the Day

Southeast Wyoming has already seen its share of wildfires, or at least their smoke, over the past month. Dry conditions and gusty winds already make the fire danger higher than many other regions, but throw in the fuel of beetle killed trees and it certainly seems as though southeast Wyoming is ripe for fires to sweep across the land.

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Mori Claudia, Flickr
Mori Claudia, Flickr
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Albany County Under Fire Ban

A fire ban is in effect for Albany County until further notice. The county commissioners made the decision to restrict open fires and fireworks because of the extreme danger of fire and the excessive amount of flammable materials.

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Plane dropping slurry on the High Park Fire (Daryle Dickens, Flickr)
Plane dropping slurry on the High Park Fire (Daryle Dickens, Flickr)
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Wyoming National Guard to Help Fight High Park Fire

A Wyoming National Guard UW-60 Black Hawk helicopter and a team of four Wyoming National Guard troops will work to fight the High Park Fire in northern Colorado. They are being sent by Governor Matt Mead, who the Governor’s Office says received a request for their use from the State of Colorado.

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Which Natural Disaster do you Dislike More? – Survey of the Day

Technically speaking, it is still spring, but with the numerous storms we've seen in the area over the last few weeks, it feels as though we are in the midst of a massive summer storm season.

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(Photo Courtesy of Jimmy Carter)
(Photo Courtesy of Jimmy Carter)
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Smoky Skies Lead to Epic Laramie Sunset

As winds shifted directions today, Laramie's skies were filled with smoke from the forest fires burning in the near vicinity. With all of the bad that comes with smoke filled skies, it did lead to quite the epic sight as the sun set over Laramie tonight. Thanks to one of our readers for capturing this and sending in the pictures above!

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(footloosiety via flickr)
(footloosiety via flickr)
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Fires Rage Near Fort Collins & Guernsey

It is shaping up to be a busy season for those fighting wildfires across the country as expected this year. Just as crews mop up the Cow Camp fire near Wheatland that has burned around 8,500 acres and is now 90% contained, another batch of wildfires have already sprung up. Over the weekend two new fires were sparked, one near Fort Collins, CO and the other in Wyoming's Guernsey State Park.

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