Waldo Canyon Fire


Fri July 13, 2012

The Waldo Canyon Burn Zone At Risk For Flooding

Rocky Mountain Community Radio

A team of scientists has been examining damaged land to understand the flood risks associated with the fire. KRCC’s Andrea Chalfin recently traveled to Cascade to see the science behind the assessments, and to understand why flooding becomes such a risk after a fire.

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Wed July 11, 2012

2012 Wildfire Relief Live Fundraiser

Broadcast media across Colorado are joining forces for a live fundraiser on Wednesday, July 11, to support American Red Cross Disaster Relief efforts in Colorado and to benefit the Colorado Professional Fire Fighters Foundation.

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Thu July 5, 2012

PHOTO: Satellite Image Of Waldo Canyon Fire Burn Scar

The Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) on the Terra satellite acquired this view of the fire’s burn scar on July 4, 2012. Click on the image to enlarge.
Jesse Allen and Robert Simmon NASA Earth Observatory image

The Waldo Canyon Fire is the most destructive wildfire in the history of Colorado. 347 homes were lost since the blaze started on June 23rd.

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Thu July 5, 2012

Full Containment Of Waldo Canyon Fire Expected Tomorrow

Hot Shot firefighters cut a fire line on June 28, 2012 in the Mount Saint Francois area of Colorado Springs, Colo., while helping to battle several fires in Waldo Canyon.
USDAgov Flickr - Creative Commons

Firefighters have built containment lines around 90% of the Waldo Canyon Wildfire burning west of Colorado Springs. Crews got some help last night when .4 inches of rain fell on the fire.

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Tue July 3, 2012

Tax Breaks, Grant Money Available For Colorado Wildfire Mitigation

Flames leap on the hills above Colorado Springs on the first day of the Waldo Canyon fire. Landowners hoping to reduce the danger from wildfires can apply for grants and tax breaks.
Mike Laur Colorado Public News

With tens of thousands of acres aflame in Colorado, many mountain home and property owners are madly working on fire mitigation – but may not know they can get both tax breaks and grant money to help.

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