New evacuations were ordered in Summit County, Colorado, on Tuesday, September 28, as the Ptarmigan Fire grew to approximately 40 acres overnight.This footage filmed by Summit County resident Michael Weber, who said it was taken in the Silverthorne suburb of Wildernest on Tuesday morning, shows an aircraft dropping fire retardant on the blaze.Additional firefighting resources have been arriving to the scene as crews continue to focus on using aerial resources to keep the fire from moving downslope toward structures, according to InciWeb. Credit: Michael Weber via Storyful
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Team GB speed skater Elise Christie has opened up about her decision to compete in the Winter Olympics next February, despite the effect that previous Games have had on her mental health. After disappointing performances in Sochi 2014 and PyeongChang four years later, she was subject to extreme online abuse which led her to self-harm. But, gearing up for Beijing 2022, she now says: "If I didn't go, it would look like I'd given up and let the negative side of mental health finish me.".