In New Mexico, Colorado and other parts of the American West, officials persistently warn that hotter, drier conditions are ingredients for more intense fires
“Maybe it was bad luck,” tourist train owner says of massive fire near Durango that led to $25 million lawsuitBy Jason Blevins Crime and Courts Primary category in which blog post is published
Colorado’s fire season is expected to rate below average this year. But these days, below average is still hardcore.
Every one of the 20 worst fires in Colorado's history happened in the past decade
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.
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
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
"These trees were already stressed and they just couldn’t handle it"
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.
Thinning out the forest can reduce fire intensity and give trees a fighting chance
Many Black Forest residents were thrilled to find their property intact after the 2013 wildfire. For some, the ordeal was just beginning.
Properties classified as "partial loss" sometimes become the object of intense disagreement between homeowners and insurers
For one man in a Colorado foothills town, watching the Black Forest wildfire explode was almost like looking in the mirror.
In Bailey, John Van Doren invited Black Forest residents to speak there in the hope that he and his neighbors might benefit from lessons learned. That led to a plan.