Many Colorado communities in and near the Front Range have seen around a foot of water since the middle of April.
Colorado’s terrain and soils make the state very susceptible to flash flooding when wet weather patterns develop.
Wildfire experts are predicting that Colorado will experience an average to above average wildfire season this year. They need aerial support to attack fires and limit damage. That requires training.
Governor John Hickenlooper says it’s time to prepare for fighting fires and on Monday he signed a bill into law creating the state’s first aerial fire fleet.
Fire crews are on high alert this weekend after a brush fire in Aurora on Friday.
Wildfire season is starting to heat up in Colorado, and firefighters are making sure they’re ready to go at any moment.
Colorado lawmakers are already thinking about the next fire season and are now asking California for help to boost the state’s fleet if it’s needed.
A Colorado lawmaker will travel to California on Monday to ask for help with air support while fighting wildfires.
Summit County leaders met with Sen. Mark Udall in Frisco on Sunday to discuss the upcoming wildfire season.
Firefighters, EMTs, sheriff’s deputies and emergency management personnel gathered for a practice session this week in Summit County to prepare for wildfire season in Colorado.