Prescribed burns are planned on federal land at five locations in the San Luis Valley in southern Colorado this spring, but the dates haven’t been set.
The Bureau of Land Management conducted a controlled burn in Pitkin County Tuesday afternoon.
The U.S. Forest Service is conducting a prescribed burn on less than one square mile of the Pawnee National Grassland in Weld County.
A prescribed burn at the former Rocky Mountain Arsenal sent up plumes of smoke over the Denver metro area on Wednesday.
A prescribed burn that’s taking place in the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge is putting up a significant amount of smoke.
People impacted by a 2012 Colorado wildfire started by the state have gotten their compensation payments from the government.
A judge in Golden has rejected broad claims against the state by Coloradoans affected by a 2012 blaze that forestry officials started as a controlled burn, but negligence claims can go ahead.
A deadly wildfire caused by the state last year has prompted a bill that would provide more compensation in cases of government negligence.
Firefighters battling a wildfire in the foothills near Denver misjudged how long it would take to reach nearby homes.
Planners for a prescribed burn that apparently sparked a wildfire in Jefferson County acknowledged there was a potential for fires to escape and cause a “significant threat” to nearby homes.