Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper expressed support for legislation that’s been introduced to combat wildfires, including tax incentives for mitigation and funding to buy better equipment for firefighters.
Colorado lawmakers are considering increasing funds for the development of more affordable housing in the aftermath of flooding and wildfires last year.
Strong winds could have rapidly spread several grass fires intentionally set in Jefferson County.
Colorado’s recent fires and floods are dominating lawmakers’ attention in the early days of the legislative session – and so far, measures addressing natural disasters seem to be uniting the parties.
Authorities are investigating after they say seven grass fires were intentionally set on Monday.
Gov. John Hickenlooper harkened back to a year of tragedy, massive wildfires and historic floods during his annual State of the State address Thursday.
Proposals providing tax relief for people who lost their properties during the September floods and incentives for wildfire mitigation are among the first bills of the Colorado legislative session.
The El Paso County sheriff has released a timeline of the fatal Black Forest wildfire that contradicts a description released by the local fire department.
Investigators say they have identified a suspect in more than two dozen fires intentionally set in Teller County in 2012.
Governors from several Western states told federal officials on Thursday they are prepared to take on more responsibility for fighting wildfires.