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Matthew Stein | Posted 09.01.2013 | HuffPost Home
Matthew Stein

With the record-breaking heat, drought, and fire storms of the summer of 2012, followed by a horrendous start to the 2013 fire season, most of us want to do what we can to improve the chances that our home will survive a local wildfire.

Colorado Wildfires Are Linked to Global Warming

Bob Ward | Posted 08.19.2013 | Green
Bob Ward

The Big Meadows fire has already engulfed more than 600 acres of forest and could rage for several more days. So what is the link to climate change?

Stunning Photo Shows Massive Black Forest Fire Smoke Plume

Posted 06.12.2013 | Denver

By late Tuesday afternoon the Black Forest Fire burning on 8,000 acres in El Paso County, Colo., forcing the evacuation of 2,625 people and 7,358 home...

WATCH: Baby Deer Rescued From Colorado Blaze By Firefighter

Posted 06.12.2013 | Denver

The Black Forest Fire burning on 8,000 acres in El Paso County, Colo. has forced the evacuation of 2,625 people and 7,358 homes. But it's not just hum...

From the Ashes, Neighbors Help Neighbors Rebuild Green

Dan R. Fink | Posted 05.07.2013 | Green
Dan R. Fink

When the High Park Fire finished its rampage through the rural mountains of Larimer County, Colorado last summer, it left behind one person dead, over 87,000 acres of forest burned and thousands of lives shattered. But mountain people are tough, and they stick together and help their neighbors.

Salazar: The West Has Not Seen The End Of Wildfire Season

The Colorado Independent | Troy Hooper | Posted 07.10.2012 | Denver

From The Colorado Independent's Troy Hooper: Interior Secretary Ken Salazar surveyed his native state Monday where he declared there will be “bet...

'This Is Just the Beginning': Forest Fires, Deadly Storms, Record Heat Reveal a Changed Climate (VIDEO)

Democracy Now! | Posted 09.05.2012 | Green
Democracy Now!

Democracy Now! hosts a discussion about the politics of news reporters linking climate change to their coverage of extreme weather events with The Guardian's U.S. environment correspondent Suzanne Goldenberg and Jeff Masters, director of meteorology at the Weather Underground website.

Thieves Target Evacuated Homes In Wake Of Colorado Fire

Posted 07.03.2012 | Crime

Thieves are taking advantage of a historically devastating Colorado fire by looting evacuated homes. KKTV reports that Colorado Springs police have...

Hewlett Fire Expected To Be Contained Today

Posted 05.22.2012 | Denver

Officials are saying that the blaze that burned nearly 8,000 acres of grass, brush and timber in the Roosevelt National Forest should be fully contain...

BREAKING: Hewlett Fire Grows From 1,000 To 5,000 Acres Overnight

Posted 05.17.2012 | Denver

The Hewlett Gulch wildfire burning in Poudre Canyon, northwest of Fort Collins, has grown more than five times its size overnight -- expanding from 98...

UPDATE: Boulder's Maxwell Fire 80% Contained

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 08.27.2011 | Denver

Firefighters continue to fight the Maxwell wildfire in Lefthand Canyon in the northwest foothills of Boulder on Monday. The fast-moving blaze has cons...

Which Possessions Would You Take If You Only Had 15 Minutes?

Kari Henley | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kari Henley

It is so easy to take our lives and our homes for granted. If you only 15 minutes or less to leave your home forever-- what would you grab by first instinct?

Wildfire forces evacuations in Larimer Co.

Fox 31 | Fox 31 | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Evacuations were ordered for a subdivision northwest of Fort Collins due to a wind-fueled wildfire Wednesday afternoon....

Wildfire Outbreaks Spark Debate Over Roads In National Parks

The Colorado Independent | David O. Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

VAIL -- A small but scary wildfire that broke out in the national forest above West Vail Friday afternoon perfectly underscored the ongoing debate bet...