There is a smoky haze covering most of the Western Slope. Fires in California, Utah and west of the Divide in Colorado have settled in the valleys causing some residents to call their local emergency services in fear that a fire is smoldering close to their homes. They should be worried. The West is burning up.
Below is a record of some of the fires that occurred only just last week in the mountains.Durango-On Sunday, a 1,000 acre fire on Fort Lewis Mesa leveled one home and caused 10 other homes to be evacuated. Dry forest land of juniper and beetle-stricken pi