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.
The massive Hayman wildfire started 10 years ago on Friday. It was the largest fire is Colorado history and the recovery efforts in the burn area are still going on.
Federal officials on Thursday released the latest iteration of their national wildfire management strategy as they deal with limited resources and an active fire season.
The Hayman Fire burned so hot that restoring what was lost could take Mother Nature hundreds of years. Teams of volunteers are hoping to speed up the process.
Although Mike and Julie Rasmussen could see scars from the Hayman Fire out their window, it was the Lower North Fork Fire that killed three people last March that got their attention.
Much of Colorado’s fire risk is due to drought conditions settling in over much of the state, and this week Gov. John Hickenlooper signed a major water conservation bill into law.
After being closed a second time, Denver Water reopened Waterton Canyon to recreation on Monday.
Arizona’s Wallow Wildfire is now the largest in that state’s history, burning more than 511,000 acres. Some of the firefighters helping in Arizona are from Colorado.
Colorado firefighters are now working the fire lines on the massive Wallow wildfire in Arizona. Denver residents could feel the effects of the fire on Saturday.