High Park Fire
The Colorado Senate gave initial approval to establishing a state firefighting fleet to supplement a fleet managed by the federal government, even though lawmakers have not allocated money for it.
A leaner U.S. Forest Service is preparing for another busy wildfire season.
A year after Colorado’s worst wildfire season on record, which included a destructive blaze started by the state, Colorado officials said Wednesday they will resume limited preventive burning on state lands.
Last summer’s High Park Fire in Larimer County not only destroyed homes and property, it also caused some bad damage on air quality.
Colorado is getting some help paying for last summer’s busy wildfire season.
This past year was one of our worst wildfire seasons on record in Colorado. Even so, the U.S. Senate voted against a plan providing half a billion dollars in wildfire funding and Colorado Sen. Mark Udall isn’t pleased.
U.S. Sen. Mark Udall is criticizing his colleagues’ rejection of an amendment he says would have fully funded the Forest Service’s Wildland Fire Management Account ahead of next year’s wildfire season.
It’s a first in the aftermath of the High Park Fire. Larimer County has issued a certificate of occupancy for a rebuilt home.
The High Park fire destroyed 259 homes when it burned in the foothills west of Fort Collins last summer.
Investigators say during the Lower North Fork Fire one of the men on the lines was not a real firefighter. He’s also accused of impersonating a firefighter during the High Park Fire.