The Waldo Canyon Fire destroyed 346 homes in Colorado Springs in June.
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A new report[.pdf] by a California-based housing and real estate data firm puts Colorado second only to California in a ranking of the number of homes at a “very high” risk of being damaged or destroyed by wildfires.
Colorado has 22.6 million acres of forest, a third of which has 'considerable health issues.'
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A Senate Energy and Natural Resources committee held a field hearing in Colorado Springs Wednesday. The hearing, chaired by Colorado Senator Mark Udall, highlighted forest health issues that remain following this summer’s deadly wildfires.