Wildfires

3:54pm

Tue July 8, 2014
Wildfires

Wet Weather Dampens Colorado Fire Season, For Now

The Reservoir Road Fire outside Loveland, Colorado in 2012.
Nathan Heffel KUNC

5:00am

Sat July 5, 2014
Wildfires

Remembering Tragic Fire Deaths On Storm King Mountain

Memorial to 14 firefighters who died on Storm King Mountain. Taken June 27, 2014.
U.S. Forest Service photo U.S. Dept of Agriculture

5:38am

Mon June 30, 2014
Wildfires

Dad Of Fallen Arizona Hotshot Hopes To Make Better Fire Shelters

Originally published on Mon June 30, 2014 11:32 am

This aerial photo shows Yarnell, Ariz., days after a fire claimed the lives of 19 members of an elite firefighting crew.
Tom Tingle AP

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, killing 19.

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3:10pm

Wed June 25, 2014
Wildfires

Colorado’s State-Owned Firefighting Fleet Ready For Takeoff

A Bell 212 Type 2 Helicopter. The state has contracts ready to go for one Type 2 and two Type 3 helicopters for Colorado's own fleet.
TheBrockenInaGlory Wikimedia Commons

Colorado’s own aerial firefighting fleet will soon be much bigger. Following Governor Hickenlooper’s May 12 signature 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.

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5:44am

Wed June 11, 2014
Wildfires

Black Forest Fire: Lessons Applied, Lessons Learned, Cause Undetermined

Originally published on Tue June 10, 2014 6:42 pm

Burned trees abut a road in the Black Forest fire burn area. Picture taken 06/21/13.

The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office released a report looking at the response to the Black Forest Fire Tuesday, nearly one year to the day after the devastating fire began. 

 

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