Reuters - Video

Edition: US | UK | IN | CN | JP

video Most Popular

Wildfire rages near Canon City, Colorado

Friday, June 27, 2014 - 00:31

Sparked by lightning, a wildfire in Phantom Canyon has grown to about 100 acres. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

▲ Hide Transcript

View Transcript

ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) A wildfire near Canon City grew to about 100 acres on Friday (June 27) but isn't threatening any houses. The blaze, in a an area southwest of Colorado Springs, was sparked by lightning on Monday (June 23). Firefighters were building indirect containment lines around the "Eightmile" fire but aren't actively fighting it. Fire spokesman Gregg Goodland said the smoke was visible from as far away as Pueblo and Colorado Springs. The fire is burning in very steep, rugged terrain on Bureau of Land Management land in Phantom Canyon. A helicopter and two-single engine air tankers are on standby.

Press CTRL+C (Windows), CMD+C (Mac), or long-press the URL below on your mobile device to copy the code

Wildfire rages near Canon City, Colorado

Friday, June 27, 2014 - 00:31