Rocky Mountain Area Coordination Center
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.
Residents from 300 homes remain evacuated because of the fire burning 10 miles south of Walsenburg.
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.
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 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.
A fire in Wetmore west of Pueblo has prompted hundreds of evacuations.
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.
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.
Increasing fire danger in the eastern half of Colorado has prompted fire managers to station a large aerial tanker at an airport outside Denver.