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Colorado wildfires, Irma and more: 5 Things to Know for Wednesday, Sep. 6

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Posted at 5:44 AM, Sep 06, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-06 07:44:15-04

DENVER – Good morning, everyone! Here’s what you need to know today on Wednesday, Sep. 6.

1. Colorado fires continue to grow
Two large wildfires burning in Colorado continue to grow as resources to fight them shrink. The Deep Creek Fire started Monday in Routt County. The Big Red Fire is burning just south of the Colorado-Wyoming state line. Officials says resources are scarce as area crews have already been deployed to major fires burning out west.

2. Trump begins dismantling DACA
The move targeting the program that protects young immigrants sparks outrage among advocates and sends a ticking time bomb to Congress.

3. Irma one for the record books
The hurricane bears down on islands in the northeast Caribbean — wielding the most powerful winds ever recorded for a storm in the Atlantic.

4. Smoke slowly clearing out
A cold front has been helping to clear smoke out of the lower levels of the atmosphere. Much more sunshine for Wednesday with highs around 80 degrees.

5. Home prices cooling down
The median cost of homes that sold in Denver last month dropped slightly again to $380,000. Compared to this time last year, however, prices are still more than 8 percent higher.