Wildfires

6:33am

Thu March 29, 2012

2:57pm

Wed March 28, 2012
Colorado Wildfires

Hickenlooper Temporarily Bans Prescribed Burns Statewide

Smoke from the Lower North Fork Fire burning near Conifer.
Shawn Campbell Flickr – Creative Commons

With a wildfire continuing to burn through the foothills southwest of Denver, Governor John Hickenlooper says he will temporarily ban the state government’s use of prescribed burns on state land. 

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3:16pm

Tue March 27, 2012
Colorado Wildfires

Front Range Communities Move to Enact Open Fire Bans, Urge Caution

Nathan Heffel

With dry conditions and increased fire danger, some local officials aren’t taking any chances. Boulder and Arapahoe counties issued emergency bans on outdoor fires in unincorporated areas today.

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2:54pm

Tue March 27, 2012
Colorado Wildfires

Lower North Fork Fire 90% Contained, Red Flag Warning Issued [Updated]

Nathan Heffel KUNC

The Lower North Fork Fire continues to burn southwest of Denver, however officials hope weather conditions allow greater containment of the fire that has burned over 4,000 acres, destroyed more than 20 homes, and taken the lives of two people.

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12:17pm

Wed March 21, 2012
Colorado Wildfires

Fire Crews Put Air Tankers on Standby as Warm, Dry Conditions Continue

Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies

Spring is a key time for those watching wildfires because snow is melting and exposing dead vegetation. Add in some warm, windy and dry conditions and you get the fire that erupted in Eastern Colorado last weekend, which scorched 37 square miles.

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