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.
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.
The heat is breaking more weather records in Colorado and raising the risk of wildfires.
Investigators say a 12-year-old boy started a small brush fire near the Aurora Reservoir on Saturday.
The warm weather is contributing to Colorado’s fire danger.
Crews are battling a large brush fire that broke out in southern Lincoln County Sunday afternoon.
The U.S. Forest Service is conducting a prescribed burn on less than one square mile of the Pawnee National Grassland in Weld County.
Firefighters in eastern Colorado have a brush fire burning near Byers under control.
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.
The large, destructive wildfires and major flooding that have ravaged Colorado in recent years often gave responders little warning.