Wildfires

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

The fire in Clear Creek County (credit: Steve Davis)

Crews Battle Wildfires During Saturday’s Warm, Windy Conditions

Saturday’s hot temperatures and windy conditions kept fire crews busy.

03/29/2015

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Prescribed Burns Planned On Federal Land In San Luis Valley

Prescribed burns are planned on federal land at five locations in the San Luis Valley in southern Colorado this spring, but the dates haven’t been set.

03/25/2015

A worker clears a tree killed by pine beetles. (credit: CBS4 File)

Report Says Beetles Don’t Make Forests More Likely To Burn

Mountain pine beetles have left vast tracts of dead, dry trees in the West, raising fears that they’re more vulnerable to wildfire outbreaks, but a new study found no evidence that bug-infested forests are more likely to burn than healthy ones.

03/24/2015

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Prescribed Burns Postponed At Rocky Mountain Arsenal Refuge

The first in a series of prescribed burns planned at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge in the northeast Denver area was postponed on Tuesday.

03/24/2015

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