Wildfires

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Fire Officials Excited About Drones’ Potential

Fire chiefs from across Colorado say drones have a lot of potential. The new airborn technology could be a lifesaving measure not just for firefighters but victims as well.

10/23/2014

Copter4 flew over a helicopter making water drops on a wildfire in June, 2014 (credit: CBS)

Study: Front Range Fires Not Getting More Severe

Researchers say wildfires along Colorado’s Front Range might burn more area but aren’t much more severe than before firefighting became commonplace in the 1920s.

09/24/2014

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Colorado Red Cross Workers Head To California To Help Wildfire Victims

Two American Red Cross workers from Colorado are on their way to California to help communities affected by wildfires.

09/22/2014

Overlays on a map show were fires are occurring. (credit: CBS)

Infrared Technology Aboard Planes Will Help Crews Fight Wildfires

The Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control offered a close look at the latest technology to fight wildfires on Monday.

09/15/2014

Tourists visit the Royal Gorge on Sept. 1, 2014 (credit: CBS)

Governor Tours Colorado Natural Disaster Sites

Gov. John Hickenlooper is visiting recent flood and fire sites to see how they’re recovering from the natural disasters.

09/12/2014

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Holiday Weekend Visitors Check Out Newly Reopened Royal Gorge Park

More than a thousand people toured the new visitor center at the Royal Gorge Bridge and Park in Canon City on Saturday.

08/31/2014

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Al Qaeda Reportedly Targeting The Air Force Academy

Al Qaeda is reportedly targeting the Air Force Academy. An online Al Qaeda magazine is threatening more attacks on the U.S. and Colorado Springs could be a target.

08/29/2014

Royal Gorge Bridge (credit: CBS)

Royal Gorge Opens To Public In Time For Labor Day Weekend

The Royal Gorge Bridge and Park reopens on Saturday after being mostly closed to the public for more than a year.

08/29/2014

The DC-10 at the Black Forest Fire (credit: CBS)

Colorado Buys Fire-Spotting Planes To Battle Fires

Colorado will begin a new strategy for fighting wildfires in the coming weeks, deploying aircraft designed to pinpoint the location of blazes quicker after the first sighting of smoke with the aim of beginning suppression efforts faster.

08/20/2014

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Brush Fire Gets Close To Homes Near Berthoud

Faulty farming equipment is being eyed as the cause of a brush fire in Berthoud.

08/14/2014

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