Wildfires

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

A brush fire near Deer Trail in Elbert County on Sunday (credit: Michael Abeyta)

Heat Breaking Colorado Weather Records, Raising Fire Danger

The heat is breaking more weather records in Colorado and raising the risk of wildfires.

03/16/2015

The scene Saturday afternoon (credit: CBS)

12-Year-Old Boy Issued Summons For Starting Brush Fire Near Aurora Reservoir

Investigators say a 12-year-old boy started a small brush fire near the Aurora Reservoir on Saturday.

03/15/2015

A brush fire near Deer Trail in Elbert County on Sunday (credit: Michael Abeyta)

Brush Fire Under Control Before Threatening Structures In Elbert County

The warm weather is contributing to Colorado’s fire danger.

03/15/2015

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Large Brush Fire Breaks Out In Southern Lincoln County

Crews are battling a large brush fire that broke out in southern Lincoln County Sunday afternoon.

03/15/2015

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Firefighters Start Prescribed Burn On Pawnee Grassland

The U.S. Forest Service is conducting a prescribed burn on less than one square mile of the Pawnee National Grassland in Weld County.

03/12/2015

The scene from Copter4 (credit: CBS)

Crews Get Handle On Brush Fire Near Byers In Eastern Colorado

Firefighters in eastern Colorado have a brush fire burning near Byers under control.

03/10/2015

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Wyoming Ranchers Sue Over Fire Touched Off By Colorado Guard

A southeast Wyoming couple says a 2012 wildfire touched off by Colorado Army National Guard troops training in the state caused more than $6 million worth of damage to their ranch.

02/24/2015

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Colorado Considers System To Predict Fire, Flood Behavior

The large, destructive wildfires and major flooding that have ravaged Colorado in recent years often gave responders little warning.

02/16/2015

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