Prescribed Burn

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Prescribed Burns Planned On Federal Land In San Luis Valley

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.

03/25/2015

Smoke from the controlled burn (credit: John Mason)

BLM Conducts Controlled Burn Near Avalanche Creek

The Bureau of Land Management conducted a controlled burn in Pitkin County Tuesday afternoon.

03/17/2015

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Firefighters Start Prescribed Burn On Pawnee Grassland

The U.S. Forest Service is conducting a prescribed burn on less than one square mile of the Pawnee National Grassland in Weld County.

03/12/2015

Rocky Mountain Wildlife Refuge (credit: CBS)

Prescribed Burn At Rocky Mountain Wildlife Refuge Sends Up Smoke

A prescribed burn at the former Rocky Mountain Arsenal sent up plumes of smoke over the Denver metro area on Wednesday.

10/29/2014

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Prescribed Burn Puts Up Smoke In Northeast Metro Area

A prescribed burn that’s taking place in the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge is putting up a significant amount of smoke.

10/24/2014

An image from Copter4 of a home lost in the Lower North Fork Fire (credit: CBS)

Colorado Pays Nearly $18 Million To Wildfire Victims

People impacted by a 2012 Colorado wildfire started by the state have gotten their compensation payments from the government.

07/29/2014

Lower North Fork Fire (credit: CBS)

Judge Rejects Broad Claims In Deadly North Fork Fire

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.

02/19/2014

Lower North Fork Fire (credit: CBS)

Lawmakers Push Wildfire Victim Compensation Bill Forward

A deadly wildfire caused by the state last year has prompted a bill that would provide more compensation in cases of government negligence.

03/14/2013

An image from Copter4 (credit: CBS)

Audio: Firefighters Thought They Had More Time

Firefighters battling a wildfire in the foothills near Denver misjudged how long it would take to reach nearby homes.

04/11/2012

An image from Copter4 (credit: CBS)

Colorado Burn Plan Acknowledged Risk Of Fires Escaping

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.

03/30/2012

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