Tag Archives: Colorado

South Metro Fire Rescue PIO Wildfire Report

PIOs cover the North Highway 67 fire     South Metro Fire Rescue PIO – On this Vlog Eric and Connor provide an up close look at wildland operations during the North Highway 67 Fire in Douglas County on July ...

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Colorado, Wyoming Firefighters Help Fight Canadian Wildfires

100 firefighters from five crews     DENVER (AP) — Firefighters from Colorado and Wyoming will help battle wildfires burning in Canada. One hundred firefighters from five crews — three from Colorado and two from Wyoming — left Denver on ...

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Wildfire Reporting with Colorado PIOs

South Metro Fire Rescue PIOs run back to back fires     South Metro Fire Rescue PIO – Vlog 10, Two Wildland Fires PIOs Eric, Connor and Kim take you on back to back wildland fires in SMFR’s district and ...

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Firefighters Battle Colorado Fire on 400 Acres

National Guard helicopters helping ground crews     LAS ANIMAS, Colo. (AP) — Fire crews are fighting a wildfire estimated to be burning on about 400 acres (0.63 square miles) on Colorado’s plains. The Gazette reported that the fire started ...

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Bear Cub Burned in Colorado Wildfire Released into Wild

Cub was burned in fire near Durango     DURANGO, Colo. (AP) — An orphaned bear cub burned by a Colorado wildfire has been released back into the wild. The Durango Herald reports that the cub was placed in the ...

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Two Plead Not Guilty to Starting Colorado Wildfire

Fire destroyed three homes and burned 12,600 acres     EAGLE, Colo. (AP) — Two people accused of starting a wildfire in western Colorado last summer by firing incendiary tracer rounds at a shooting range have pleaded not guilty. Twenty-three-year-old ...

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Colorado Fire Academy Fosters New Wave of Wildland Firefighters

Academy shows the state is preparing for whatever disaster comes next     COLORADO SPRINGS (KOAA News 5) – You don’t often see wildland firefighters training in the thick of a snowstorm. But the ever-expanding fire season across the West, ...

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Weston Pass Fire Tornado Incident

A close call in Colorado in 2018     Wildland Fire LLC – On July 5, 2018, a Tornado formed in the vicinity of the Weston Pass Fire on the Pike National Forest in Colorado. At approximately 1325 hours the ...

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Horse Park Fire Entrapment

Lessons from a 2018 narrow escape     “At that time, I was thinking: ‘Is this how it all ends?’ Then I thought of my wife. She is going to be so mad at me! I thought of my four-month-old ...

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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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