Rocky Mountain Area Coordination Center

CBS4 Meteorologist Justin McHeffey in the snow-covered Lower North Fork Fire burn area on Tuesday (credit: CBS)

A Wet Month Of May Buys Time Against Large Wildfires In Early June

Inside the 2013 Lower North Fork Fire burn area there thousands upon thousands of scorched trees, but right now there’s also snow-covered ground, which is prolonging the wildfire season.


An air tanker drops slurry over the Black Forest Fire (credit: CBS4)

Gov. Hickenlooper Working To Bring Permanent Aerial Firefighting Fleet To West

Colorado is one of the most active states for wildfires in the U.S. for the beginning of July. That has prompted Gov. John Hickenlooper to take action.


East Peak Fire (credit: CBS)

Officials: 300 Homes Evacuated Near Walsenburg

Residents from 300 homes remain evacuated because of the fire burning 10 miles south of Walsenburg.


A home burning in the Black Forest Fire (credit: CBS)

Air Resources For Black Forest Fire Limited Due To Multiple Wildfires

During the TV coverage of the Black Forest Fire that broke out northeast of Colorado Springs many people noticed there weren’t a lot of aerial resources on the fire.


Firefighters clear brush inside Rocky Mountain National Park near the Fern Lake Fire area on Sunday. (credit: CBS)

Wildfires In December Put A Strain On Resources

Snowpack throughout Colorado is well below normal for this time of year and the fire season is extending into the holidays. That’s proving to be quite a challenge for wildfire managers.


The fire near Wetmore (credit: KKTV)

Wildfire West Of Pueblo Grows Overnight

The Wetmore Wildfire grew overnight and is now at 1,742 acres. Fire officials say so far they have no containment on it and it has between 350 and 380 homes evacuated.


The fire near Wetmore (credit: KKTV)

Wildfire Burns Multiple Structures, Prompts Evacuations In Wetmore Area

A fire in Wetmore west of Pueblo has prompted hundreds of evacuations.


CBS4's Tom Mustin interviews Nick Nauslar with the Rocky Mountain Area Coordination Center. (credit: CBS)

Experts Hesitant To Say Monsoon Moisture Will Totally Douse Fire Danger

As Colorado’s Front Range braces for its first major rain in weeks, experts are cautiously optimistic that this infamous wildfire season is finally winding down.


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.


(credit: CBS)

Fire Danger Brings Tanker Plane To Colorado

Increasing fire danger in the eastern half of Colorado has prompted fire managers to station a large aerial tanker at an airport outside Denver.


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