cbs4

National Interagency Fire Center

The DC-10 at the Black Forest Fire (credit: CBS)

Hickenlooper: Governors Talk Regional Fire Fleet

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper said Tuesday there are initial talks with Western governors about sharing a regional aerial fleet to fight fires, although the idea is far from reality at the moment.

07/02/2013

A C-130 tanker (credit: CBS)

4 Military Air Tankers Moving From Colorado To Arizona

Four military firefighting planes are being moved to Arizona from Colorado.

07/02/2013

The Black Forest Fire on June 11 (credit: CBS)

As Wildfires Rage, Feds Cut Funding On Prevention

As the West battles one catastrophic wildfire after another, the federal government is spending less and less on its main program for preventing blazes in the first place.

06/20/2013

A heavy tanker (credit: Andrea Lopez)

Forest Service Fallout With Company Could Ground Air Tankers

Sen. Mark Udall of Colorado called on the U.S. Forest Service on Friday to make certain that a contract dispute doesn’t ground large air tankers used to fight wildfires.

05/21/2013

Fort Carson (credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

Fort Carson Soldiers Train To Fight Wildfires

More than 1,000 soldiers from Fort Carson are being trained to fight wildfires amid a deadly and destructive fire season in the West.

07/03/2012

This image was captured on June 18 inside the lines of the High Park Fire. (credit: Colorado National Guard)

Colorado The Top Priority For Federal Wildfire Officials

Wildfires are roaring across Colorado and every resource the state has is in use. Coordinating the regional effort happens at the Rocky Mountain Area Coordination Center in Lakewood.

06/26/2012

The Indian Gulch Fire in 2011 (credit: CBS)

La Nina Weather Pattern Equals Higher Wildfire Risk This Summer

The National Interagency Fire Center said a strong La Nina weather pattern will mean a higher wildfire risk this summer in certain states.

04/29/2011