Wildfires

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Fire Crews Prepare For Average, Above Average Wildfire Season

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.

04/10/2015

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Wildfire Danger High For 3rd Straight Day In Colorado

The wildfire danger is high for the third straight day in much of eastern Colorado on Wednesday because of strong winds and low humidity.

04/08/2015

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Evacuations Near Florissant In Teller County Lifted Following Grass Fire

Evacuations have been lifted in Teller County west of Colorado Springs after of a fast moving grass fire threatened some homes.

04/07/2015

A wildfire burning near Silverthorne in May 2014 (credit: Lake Dillon Fire-Rescue)

Wildfire Readiness: ‘The Best Defense Is A Good Offense’

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.

04/07/2015

The controlled burn in Weld County (credit: CBS)

Crews Perform Controlled Burns On Front Range

Copter4 flew over a controlled burn in Weld County on Monday just north of Erie.

04/06/2015

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Crews Quickly Gain Control Of Brush Fire In Parker

Firefighters were mopping up a brush fire south of Denver Sunday evening.

04/05/2015

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Tumbleweeds Cause Fire Hazard In La Junta

Strong winds caused a big pileup of tumbleweeds in La Junta on Friday.

04/05/2015

The Fowler Fire on Wednesday evening (credit: KKTV)

Controlled Burn Near Fowler Gets Out Of Hand, Threatens 2 Structures

A controlled burn got out of hand Wednesday evening near the town of Fowler, about 40 miles east of Pueblo.

04/02/2015

A wildfire burning near Fowler (credit: CBS)

Crews Fight 100 Acre Wildfire Near Fowler

Firefighters battled a wildfire burning near Fowler on Wednesday night that started as a prescribed burn that got out of control.

04/01/2015

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Evidence Of Last November’s Freeze Found In Damaged Evergreens

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.

03/30/2015

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