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.
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.
A fire that has burned more than 9 square miles in western Colorado is 92 percent contained.
Fire managers have requested an additional helicopter to help fight a nine-square-mile wildfire in southwestern Colorado near the Utah border.
About 400 firefighters and five helicopters are battling an eight-square-mile wildfire in western Colorado.
Crews battled two wildfires in Colorado that had burned a combined 12 square miles by Monday.
Gusty winds have spread two wildfires in western Colorado that have burned more than 7,000 acres and prompted the evacuation of several campgrounds.
Firefighters are battling a massive wildfire in southwestern New Mexico that has destroyed a dozen cabins and spread smoke across the state, prompting holiday weekend air-quality warnings.
Crews are battling a wildfire that has scorched at least 2,800 acres of rugged canyonland near the Colorado-Utah border.