Colorado is sending multi-mission aircraft to assist with large wildfires burning in Oregon and California.
State and federal wildlife managers on Friday morning shared their expectations for this year’s wildfire potential.
The Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control offered a close look at the latest technology to fight wildfires on Monday.
Colorado will begin a new strategy for fighting wildfires in the coming weeks, deploying aircraft designed to pinpoint the location of blazes quicker after the first sighting of smoke with the aim of beginning suppression efforts faster.
Governor John Hickenlooper says it’s time to prepare for fighting fires and on Monday he signed a bill into law creating the state’s first aerial fire fleet.
Colorado lawmakers agreed Wednesday to budget $21 million for an aerial firefighting fleet designed to spot and attack wildfires faster, a response to historic back-to-back wildfire seasons.