Wildfires http://www.kunc.org en Wet Weather Dampens Colorado Fire Season, For Now http://www.kunc.org/post/wet-weather-dampens-colorado-fire-season-now <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Colorado’s wildfire season has been quiet so far, only 3,400 acres have burned across the state. That’s a far cry from the well over 100,000 acres blackened by July 2013.</span></p><p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 21:54:37 +0000 Nathan Heffel 58709 at http://www.kunc.org Wet Weather Dampens Colorado Fire Season, For Now Remembering Tragic Fire Deaths On Storm King Mountain http://www.kunc.org/post/remembering-tragic-fire-deaths-storm-king-mountain <p>Sunday marks 20 years since 14 firefighters died on Storm King Mountain in western Colorado. A <a href="http://www.southcanyonfire.com/" target="_blank">public commemoration</a> will take place that afternoon in Glenwood Springs at Two Rivers Park, the site of a memorial.</p><p> Sat, 05 Jul 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Erin OToole 58537 at http://www.kunc.org Remembering Tragic Fire Deaths On Storm King Mountain Dad Of Fallen Arizona Hotshot Hopes To Make Better Fire Shelters http://www.kunc.org/post/dad-fallen-arizona-hotshot-hopes-make-better-fire-shelters Firefighter Travis Turbyfill was killed one year ago by a wildfire after he and fellow members of the elite Granite Mountain Hotshots deployed to a fire shelter in an Arizona box canyon. A fierce wind blew the Yarnell Hill Fire over the crew, <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/09/28/227177905/report-on-arizona-hotshots-deaths-finds-a-communications-gap">killing 19</a>.<p>Travis' father, David, doesn't want his son to have died in vain, and he's trying to help the U.S. Forest Service improve those shelters to withstand direct flames. Mon, 30 Jun 2014 11:38:00 +0000 58389 at http://www.kunc.org Dad Of Fallen Arizona Hotshot Hopes To Make Better Fire Shelters Colorado’s State-Owned Firefighting Fleet Ready For Takeoff http://www.kunc.org/post/colorado-s-state-owned-firefighting-fleet-ready-takeoff <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Colorado’s own aerial firefighting fleet will soon be much bigger. Following Governor </span>Hickenlooper’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;May 12 signature </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">on the bill authorizing a state-owned fleet, Colorado’s Division of Fire Prevention and Control has been busy contracting helicopters, single engine air tankers and early detection remote sensing aircraft.</span></p><p> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 21:10:22 +0000 Nathan Heffel 58220 at http://www.kunc.org Colorado’s State-Owned Firefighting Fleet Ready For Takeoff Black Forest Fire: Lessons Applied, Lessons Learned, Cause Undetermined http://www.kunc.org/post/black-forest-fire-lessons-applied-lessons-learned-cause-undetermined <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper wide" data-caption="Burned trees abut a road in the Black Forest fire burn area. Wed, 11 Jun 2014 11:44:41 +0000 Andrea Chalfin 57618 at http://www.kunc.org Black Forest Fire: Lessons Applied, Lessons Learned, Cause Undetermined