wildfire

Opinion: Super fires across the West have many causes, but one gets little attention

Former Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and ranch owner Louis Bacon say super fires should not be the new normal

Opinion
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“Maybe it was bad luck,” tourist train owner says of massive fire near Durango that led to $25 million lawsuit

Federal prosecutors chase Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad chief for damages related to the 53,000-acre 416 Fire. He says he’s been focused on fire prevention since 2002

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What will make you believe in global warming? How about a life-altering flood, study asks

The collective community experience in northern Colorado -- not personal property damage -- caused the most change in beliefs

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“Flood buddies” and sandbags: Southern Colorado readies for rain after last summer’s massive fire

2018 was the second worst year for wildfire on record in Colorado, adding 475,803 acres statewide to burn scars at risk for destructive post-fire flooding. Even a quarter-inch of rain could spell disaster.

Wildfire Primary category in which blog post is published

The government shutdown is taking a toll on wildfire preparations across the West

Firefighting training courses are being canceled from Tennessee to Oregon, piles of dead trees are untended in federal forests and controlled burns to thin dry vegetation aren't getting done

Wildfire Primary category in which blog post is published

Officials want to keep drones away from Colorado wildfires. But how do you halt something you can’t see?

Last year, there were 26 known drone incursions over wildfires in the U.S., six of which happened in Colorado

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The Buffalo fire, near Silverthorne, was one of the first big tests for fire breaks in Colorado. Now, communities are changing their tune toward them.

The wildfire started on June 12 and was racing toward $1 billion in homes and infrastructure. Then, crews stopped the flames in their tracks.