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