A massive burn project is underway near Winter Park as the U.S. Forest Service is trying to prevent wildfires, and the project could also be good news for Denver Water customers.
Environmentalists say they’re using the lessons they learned in Hayman to better protect Waldo Canyon.
Extremely dry conditions in the foothills on Sunday fueled a 5 acre wildfire off of Highway 286 in Jefferson County.
Wildfire experts say the Waldo Canyon Fire near Colorado Springs severely burned the soil across more than 5 square miles, about 20 percent of the total area burned by the blaze.
Fires make their own weather in a variety of ways. CBS4’s Alan Gionet found out that’s what happened with the devastating Waldo Canyon Fire.
So far no official has stated outright that this is Colorado’s worst year ever for fires, but already the state has seen the second and fourth largest fires in recorded Colorado history.
A wildfire burning about three miles south of Lake George in the Pike National Forest has now burned nearly 1,000 acres in Park County.
Firefighters are battling a wildfire burning about three miles south of Lake George in the Pike National Forest.
Tourism in Fremont County, and in much of the state, took an economic hit after the Iron Mountain Fire moved fast and furious in the Copper Gulch area after igniting on June 2, 2002.
As the High Park Fire grows so does its place in history.