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2 Brush Fires In Jefferson County Were Human-Caused

The U.S. Forest Service says two small brush fires in Jefferson County were human-caused.

06/02/2014

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Weather Helps Fight Against Wildfire In Huerfano County

Higher humidity and clouds have helped firefighters contain about 80 percent of a 15-acre wildfire in southern Colorado.

06/02/2014

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Fire Forces Some Evacuations In Southern Colorado

Officials say a 15-acre wildfire in Huerfano County has forced some evacuations in a southern Colorado subdivision.

06/01/2014

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Firefighters Battle Small Wildfire In Pueblo County

Crews resumed fighting a small wildfire burning the in the San Isabel National Forest in Pueblo County on Sunday.

06/01/2014

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Firefighters Train For Wildfires In Breckenridge

Despite all the flood warnings and recent thunderstorms across Colorado wildfire season has arrived. This year fire crews in one mountain community are working to prevent scenes like last year from happening.

05/31/2014

The DC-10 at the Black Forest Fire (credit: CBS)

Forest Services Expands Firefighting Tanker Fleet

As the Obama administration pushes Congress to ensure that enough money is available to fight destructive wildfires, the U.S. Forest Service announced Tuesday it was adding four aircraft to its firefighting fleet.

05/20/2014

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Obama Administration Presses On Firefighting Funds

As California recovers from a spate of wildfires and other fire-prone states brace for another hot, dry summer, the Obama administration is pushing Congress to ensure that enough money is available to fight the destructive blazes.

05/20/2014

Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack (credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/GettyImages)

Ag Secretary Presses On Firefighting Funds, Set For Denver Appearance

As Colorado and other wildfire-prone states brace for another hot, dry summer, the Obama administration is pushing Congress to ensure that enough money is available to fight the destructive blazes.

05/20/2014

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Report: Mesa Verde Among U.S. Landmarks Threatened By Climate Change

Major historical landmarks across the U.S. are at risk from the impacts of climate change, with locations such as the Statue of Liberty and Mesa Verde National Park threatened by factors including rising sea levels and wildfires.

05/20/2014

CBS4 Meteorologist Justin McHeffey in the snow-covered Lower North Fork Fire burn area on Tuesday (credit: CBS)

A Wet Month Of May Buys Time Against Large Wildfires In Early June

Inside the 2013 Lower North Fork Fire burn area there thousands upon thousands of scorched trees, but right now there’s also snow-covered ground, which is prolonging the wildfire season.

05/14/2014

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