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.
The wildfire danger is high for the third straight day in much of eastern Colorado on Wednesday because of strong winds and low humidity.
Evacuations have been lifted in Teller County west of Colorado Springs after of a fast moving grass fire threatened some homes.
The Colorado State Forest Service is reminding landowners that there’s no better time than now to prepare homes for wildfire with Colorado’s snowpack at 65 percent of average.
Copter4 flew over a controlled burn in Weld County on Monday just north of Erie.
Firefighters were mopping up a brush fire south of Denver Sunday evening.
Strong winds caused a big pileup of tumbleweeds in La Junta on Friday.
A controlled burn got out of hand Wednesday evening near the town of Fowler, about 40 miles east of Pueblo.
Firefighters battled a wildfire burning near Fowler on Wednesday night that started as a prescribed burn that got out of control.
The Front Range is a week into spring and trees are starting to sprout new leaves, but some of them are still feeling the effects of an early winter. And with wildfire season around the corner, it could create problems.