Wildfires

12:16pm

Thu April 26, 2012
Wildfires

USFS Chief: Wildfire Danger in Central Colorado a Concern

Tom Tidwell
U.S. Forest Service

The chief of the US Forest Service says he’s concerned about the imminent threat of major wildfires in the Colorado mountains where a dry and mild winter has left snow pack less than 40% of normal this Spring. 

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2:39pm

Wed April 25, 2012
Wildfires

Jefferson County Unveils New Evacuation Plans

Smoke billows as the Lower North Fork Fire rages near Conifer

On the heels of the Lower North Fork Fire which claimed the lives of three people, Jefferson County officials have unveiled a new set of evacuation plans for unincorporated parts of the county. 

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2:48pm

Tue April 24, 2012

4:32pm

Mon April 23, 2012
Wildfires

Training Day For MAFFS C-130's At Peterson AFB

Miltary C-130H Hercules planes have been modified and deployed to aid in fire fighting operations thanks to the MAFFS system
Jim Hill KUNC

Across the country, forecasts call for a long and dry fire season. Currently, only 11 civilian firefighting air tankers are in service with the US Forest Sevice, and those are nearing the end of their usable life. However, small groups of specially modified Air Force C-130’s are on standby and ready to deploy as needed across the country.

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5:08pm

Mon April 16, 2012
Environment

Review: Forest Service Crews had Insufficient Data on Weather, Unburned Vegetation

Gov. John Hickenlooper and CSU President Tony Frank at Media Briefing
Kirk Siegler

An independent review commissioned by the Governor and Colorado State University of the conditions leading up to the deadly Lower North Fork wildfire was released to the public Monday.

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