Thu June 7, 2012

Amid Wildfire Risk, More Colorado Counties to Adopt Fire Bans

Low water as seen at Lake Dillon on June 6th, 2011.
kelley.tara Flickr - Creative Commons

Severe drought hitting much of Colorado’s mountains is prompting many local officials to consider implementing fire bans; a move that follows similar restrictions already in place along the tinder dry Front Range. 

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Tue June 5, 2012

Air Tanker Crashes Stretch US Forest Service Fleet

Minden Air SP-2H Neptune airtanker at Fox Field, Lancaster, CA. 55 was one of the tankers involved in a crash on Sunday, landing on 2 of 3 landing gear.
Alan K. Radecki Wikimedia Commons

As the Stuart Hole fire in Northern Colorado continues to burn, and a nearly 200,000 acre fire rages in New Mexico, The US Forest Service and its fleet of air tankers have been seeing a lot of action.

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Mon June 4, 2012

Stuart Hole Fire: 100% Contained

Map of the Stuart Hole Fire from June 4th, 2012.
Larimer County GIS

The Stuart Hole Fire was reported on Monday, June 4th in the area of CR82E and Boxer Ranch Road north west of Livermore, CO.

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Mon June 4, 2012

Larimer County Extends Open Fire Ban; Fireworks Not Included

Grace Hood

In the wake of the Hewlett Fire, which scorched 7,685 acres, Larimer County Commissioners have decided to extend open fire restrictions into the summer. However, the restrictions will not apply to the use and sale of fireworks.

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Wed May 30, 2012
The Two-Way

New Mexico Wildfire Now Biggest In State History

A wildfire that has burned 265 square miles of the Gila National Forest in New Mexico is now burning across 170,000 acres. That makes it the biggest wildfire in state history.

As the AP reports, this fire eclipses a blaze last year that burned 159,593 acres in Las Conchas and threatened the Los Alamos National Laboratory.

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