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.
Faulty farming equipment is being eyed as the cause of a brush fire in Berthoud.
Authorities say weather conditions have helped them make progress fighting a small wildfire burning near the west entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park.
A small wildfire broke out inside Rocky Mountain National Park Tuesday afternoon.
The Royal Gorge Bridge and Park in Canon City closed for final repairs and construction on Monday.
After the Alkali Fire charred roughly 21,000 acres of brush and grass in northwestern Colorado last month, the state’s so-far timid wildfire season limped meekly through July. Colorado’s wildfire season in 2014 has been very mild by comparison.
People impacted by a 2012 Colorado wildfire started by the state have gotten their compensation payments from the government.
Firefighters are making progress against a wildfire burning near ranches and oil and gas wells in northwestern Colorado.
More rain is forecast in already soggy southern Colorado, raising the risk of flooding again.
Single-engine air tankers are helping firefighters battle a new wildfire in northwestern Colorado.