Horses take refuge at Boulder County Fairgrounds as Calwood Fire burns nearby – The Denver Post

LONGMONT — The CalWood Fire has burned more than 8,600 acres since it sparked on Saturday making it the largest recorded wildfire in the history of Boulder County.

More than 500 horses, sheep, pigs, and goats are spending the weekend at the Boulder County Fairgrounds as the Calwood Fire continues to burn on the Front Range. So many livestock were in need of shelter, organizers at the stables were required to turn evacuees away.

“We had 60 horses so we had no idea where to go,” said Wren Mehan, a team rider at Triple Creek Ranch. “All of a sudden we saw this huge cloud of black smoke coming over us.”

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