Tom Tidwell speaks to CPR's Mike Lamp about this year's fire season.
Fire fighters with the U.S. Forest Service are currently on the front lines of thousands of wildfires burning in Colorado and across the country. In fact there are between 100 and 150 new starts each day. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell is the man overseeing the firefighting efforts.
With Colorado and the rest of the drought-plagued Southwest coming off a winter that saw a record low snowpack, federal fire managers battling the destructive High Park Fire west of Fort Collins are warning of a long, expensive summer ahead.