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Impact of Colorado wildfires extends beyond burned acreage


September 30, 2020

Kolea Erin Kelly

Smoke from mountain fires obscured the local view of all but the closest landmarks for several weeks in August in early September.

Have you recently stepped outside to the smell of a campfire? Or been surprised to find your car covered in white ash? Or been shocked by the size of the setting orange sun?

It's not the apocalypse, although the orange light does seem a bit eerie. It's simply the end of a hot, dry summer in Colorado.

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