Record temperatures and dry conditions are creating a dangerous mix for wildfires in the Rocky Mountain region.
Colorado, Nevada, Utah and Wyoming are under red-flag warnings and the weather forecast isn't letting up.
The largest of the fires is burning in Colorado which saw a record 105-degree temperature yesterday. That has residents -- and tourism officials -- worried. Once the fires are contained, the damage to homes and the state's economy could be long lasting.
Megan Verlee has been covering the Colorado Springs fire for Colorado Public Radio. She describes smoke plumes rising above the highway, gawking drivers, and dark air in Denver that obscures skyscrapers — even though the nearest fire is 60 miles away.