The CalWood Fire broke out on midday Saturday, burning more than 8,700 acres in northwest Boulder County in less than 24 hours. This is now the largest fire on record in Boulder County and has forced the evacuation of nearly 3,000 people. At least 26 homes were lost. Another fire that broke out just outside Boulder on Sunday has now been fully contained. Strong winds, a deepening drought in the state, and an acute shortage of firefighters across the West exacerbated the wildfires. It also continued the growth of the 2-month old Cameron Peak fire, which is now the state’s largest wildfire on record with more than 200,000 acres burnt. Climate change, caused by extracting and burning fossil fuels, is making wildfires more destructive. (CBS DenverCNNColorado Public RadioWashington Post $, USA TodayAPColorado SunDenver PostNew York Times $. Background: Climate Signals – Western Wildfire Season 2020)