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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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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Mon March 19, 2012
Colorado Wildfire

Crews Battle Large Range Fire in Eastern Colorado

Eckley, CO is located in the North East corner of Colorado in Yuma County.

Firefighters near Yuma in eastern Colorado are hoping for cooler weather and calmer winds today as they try to contain a massive brush fire that destroyed at least two homes and forced the closure of Highway 34 for much of yesterday. 

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Fri December 16, 2011

Udall Bill Would Aid Rural Boulder County Fire District

Sugar Loaf Mountain as seen in the distance after the Four Mile Canyon fire.
Photo by Kirk Siegler

The US House has given unanimous approval to a bill by Colorado Senator Mark Udall that would allow a land swap between the US Forest Service and a rural Boulder County fire district to enhance local wildfire fire mitigation and firefighter training efforts.

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Thu September 1, 2011