Tag Archives: Colorado

Colorado Community Reflects on 2013 Wildfire Lessons

Black Forest fire leaves many worrying about the next wildfire     By KEVIN SIMPSON and JOHN INGOLD, The Colorado Sun DENVER (AP) — Nearly a 100-mile drive from where the most destructive wildfire in Colorado history tore through Black ...

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Health Advisory Issued for Colorado Wildfire Smoke

Worst is expected for areas north of Kremmling     DENVER (AP) — Health officials are warning central Colorado residents downwind of a wildfire to consider remaining indoors due to smoke that’s expected to blanket the area. The Colorado Department ...

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Trial Ordered for Man Who Started Colorado Wildfire

141 counts of arson     DENVER (AP) — A judge has ruled that a Denmark native will stand trial for 141 counts of arson, representing the homes and buildings destroyed by the third-largest wildfire recorded in Colorado. Authorities arrested ...

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Colorado Wildfire Doubles in Size

Fire crews and aviation crews work to suppress the fire     STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A wildfire burning in north-central Colorado has nearly doubled in size over the last few days, forcing evacuations of two small communities and ...

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Lessons Learned: Horse Park Fire Entrapment

Narrow escape from Horse Park Fire in Colorado     Two crew members were scouting a road for a potential burnout operation when their truck became stuck. They were unable to free the truck before the fire began to overtake ...

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Illegal Fires Cause Colorado Blazes

Several arrested in two Colorado wildfires     By COLLEEN SLEVIN, Associated Press DENVER (AP) — An illegal campfire likely ignited another destructive blaze in Colorado, an outcome authorities were trying to avoid across the hot, dry U.S. West by ...

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Colorado Wildfire Technical Rescue Training

REMS training with West Metro Fire Rescue     West Metro Fire Rescue – West Metro has launched a REMS team- a rapid extraction/extrication team- specially trained and assigned to rescue firefighters injured during wildland fires. The team’s first assignment ...

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Crews Work to Contain Colorado Wildfire

Firefighters hope for progress before dry weather returns     DURANGO, Colo. (AP) — Fire crews are hoping to make some progress stopping the wildfire burning in southwestern Colorado before drier weather makes it easier for it to spread. The ...

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Colorado Wildfire Evacuees Return to Homes

Wildfire blackened 51 square miles     By The Associated Press Hundreds of Colorado residents who were forced to evacuate from a wildfire were allowed to return home Friday, while crews in Wyoming were encouraged when a fire there moved ...

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Nearly 2,000 Evacuated from Colorado Wildfire

Wildfire north of Durango is in the center of drought region     By JAMES ANDERSON, Associated Press DENVER (AP) — The threat of hot, windy weather and thunderstorms Thursday posed more problems for firefighters battling a Colorado wildfire that ...

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