The U.S. Forest Service announced May 6 contracts had been awarded for seven new next generation firefighting air tankers. Now there’s another hang-up.
Wildfire forecasters say Northern Colorado’s fire season should be far less active than last year. That doesn’t mean they’re resting on their laurels though.
Another tough wildfire season is in store for the nation due to a dry winter and warmer spring temperatures.
With rain pouring outside the Centennial Airport Thursday, Governor John Hickenlooper urged Coloradans to remain cautious about wildfires, despite recent moisture.
Chief of the U.S. Forest Service Tom Tidwell announced Monday that seven new ‘Next Generation’ airtankers will join the current national firefighting airtanker fleet.