Tag Archives: Colorado

Rain Helps Slow Wildfire in Southeastern Colorado

Fire north of Kim 50% contained     KIM, Colo. (AP) — Light rain helped slow the growth of a lightning-sparked wildfire burning on Colorado’s southeastern plains on Sunday, the Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control said. The fire ...

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Pandemic Stands to Complicate Colorado Wildfire Season

Some community, somewhere, is going to draw the unlucky card     By JONATHAN ROMEO The Durango Herald DURANGO, Colo. (AP) — As if Southwest Colorado’s extreme drought wasn’t enough to raise concerns about a potentially destructive wildfire season, the ...

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Abandoned Campfire Causes Colorado Wildfire

Parsnip Fire was discovered on Monday     SILVERTHORNE, Colorado – The Sopris Sun reports that 15 firefighters and a helicopter contained the spread of a wildfire caused by an abandoned campfire in the White River National Forest. The Parsnip ...

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Front Range Fire Rescue, CO SVI Type IV Wildland Unit

Chevy Silverado 5500 4×4 chassis     SVIweb – When spec’ing its new Type 6 Wildland Unit, Front Range Fire Rescue chose a Chevy Silverado 5500 4×4 chassis, powered by a 6.7 Durmax Turbo Diesel. This Wildland Unit features a ...

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As Forests Burn, Drinking Water is at Risk

Post-fire runoff can introduce pollutants   Boats are pulled ashore as smoke and wildfires rage behind Lake Conjola, Australia, Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020. Thousands of tourists fled Australia’s wildfire-ravaged ea

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Aspen, CO Type III Wildland Pumper

A new wildland rig for the Aspen Fire Protection District     SVI Trucks – Aspen’s new Type 3 Wildland Pumper features a 12′ aluminum SVI-body mounted on an International 7500 SFA 4×4 chassis, which houses a Cummins L9 380EV ...

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Month-Long Colorado Wildfire 100% Contained

Decker Fire has been burning since September 8     SALIDA, Colo. (AP) — A fire that’s been burning in south-central Colorado for over a month has been fully surrounded by containment lines. The Decker Fire near Salida was declared ...

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In the Black in Colorado

A PIO activity update     South Metro Fire Rescue PIO – On this vlog Connor and Eric discuss a barn fire in Arapahoe County, a brush fire in Douglas County and firefighter bail out training.

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Controlled Burn Becomes Wildfire in Colorado

Fire threatens about 50 homes     FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — Firefighters are working to contain a wildfire that began as a controlled burn and is now threatening about 50 homes in northern Colorado. Residents were ordered to evacuate ...

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