The fire has only been 15% contained since it was first reported on June 1.
A fast-moving brush fire destroyed eight homes in the Utah tourist town of Moab, while more than 3,000 people in Colorado and Wyoming fled multiple wildfires scorching the drought-stricken U.S. West on Wednesday.
Officials said one small outbuilding was lost but no injuries have been reported.
Sweetie Marbury, the mayor of nearby Durango - about 10 miles from the fire - said there are plenty of things people can do in the area, including river rafting, cycling and fishing and learning about history at places like Mesa Verde and Chimney Rock National Monument.
Rangers have closed the entire San Juan National Forest in southern Colorado and Santa Fe National Forest in New Mexico near Santa Fe, along with popular areas in the Tonto, Apache-Sitgreaves, Coconino and Kaibab national forests in Arizona.
Anyone caught violating the closure, SJNF said, could be punished with an individual fine of up to $5,000 or $10,000 for an organization, a six-month prison sentence, or both.
Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper said the rapid response from emergency crews has helped prevent a repeat of devastating wildfires in 2012 and 2013.
"It's going to come down to a point there, and that's what we're striving to achieve there, is to get that all nicely brought together", Knight said.
In all, more than 2,000 homes have been evacuated.
Across the state, Colorado's largest fire has burned about 43 square miles over almost two weeks.
Graham said earlier that 2,162 structures or homes have been evacuated since the beginning of the fire, and 500 residents are now on pre-evacuation.
The smoke from the wildfire has affected air quality, Graham said.
The 416 Fire wildfire in southwestern Colorado continued to grow after more than doubling in size over the weekend amid dry, gusty conditions.
If any exemptions are granted, those users would be required to take precautions, such as carrying water, shovels and fire extinguishers and possibly only allowed in during certain times of the day, she said. This year, almost 24,000 wildfires have burned more than 1.7 million acres across the country. Waves of fire moving up to 2 miles per hour have raced up to the sides of homes before firefighters managed to put them out.
The communities of Mountain Home, Wold Tract, and Wycolo are under evacuation orders from Albany County officials.
A fire in California that burned nearly 200 acres has been contained, officials said.
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A new study released Wednesday by the National Low Income Housing Coalition will only add more urgency to those discussions. Each year, the group's " Out of Reach " report calculates the gap between the costs of rent and how much renters make.
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That concession to Kim appeared to catch the Pentagon and officials in Seoul off guard, and some South Koreans were alarmed. Trump cast the decision as a cost-saving measure, but also called the exercises "inappropriate" while talks continue.
But Trump had already said he would not hesitate to shut countries out of the USA market if they retaliate against his tariffs. But then Trump pulled out of a joint statement while citing "false statements " by Canada's prime minister, Justin Trudeau .
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The match will also be new Arsenal manager Unai Emery's first in English football's top flight. Liverpool's start appears more challenging.
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Mane scored 20 goals and provided nine assists in 44 games for Jurgen Klopp's side across all competitions this season. He along Salah and Firmino formed one of the most unsafe trios last season with Liverpool , beating MSN and BBC .
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The 2026 World Cup will be played in North America
It marks the fifth time the North African country has failed to secure the right to host the worldwide football tournament. An FA spokesperson said: "We congratulate the USA, Canada and Mexico on winning the bid to host the 2026 FIFA World Cup".
Wins O'Hare Airport train contract
The skates will leave every 30 seconds and the system will operate 20 hours a day, seven days a week, the company said. According to the Boring Company, the skates would have Wi-Fi and be large enough to hold passengers and cargo.
Allegri: "Florentino called me but I declined his offer"
Allegri also hinted that he had been contacted by Chelsea regarding the possibility of replacing Antonio Conte at Stamford Bridge. And according to Spanish news outlet Don Balon , new Real Madrid boss Julen Lopetegui is desperate to sign Kante this summer.
Erasmus praises South Africa after win over England
We were almost very, very good, so hopefully we can string a few things together and get that 80-minute performance next week. Despite the defeat though, Jones says his side can take positives heading into next weekend's second Test on Saturday.
French Open champion Rafael Nadal
On another day, if the result had been different in 1968, it might have been Laver in Paris presenting Nadal with the trophy. Thiem failed to do what Simona Halep had done the other night as Nadal raced away to win the second set as well.