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Wildfire Season

Meet Some Of The Brave Men And Women Fighting The Nation's Forest Fires

The Huffington Post | Katherine Boehrer | Posted 08.15.2014 | Green

As wildfire season roars on in the western states, thousands of wildland firefighters from across the country are working to save homes and keep us ou...

At Least 6 Major Wildfires Keeping Firefighters Busy In California

AP | Posted 10.03.2014 | Green

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Thousands of federal, state and local firefighters were feverishly attacking at least six major wildfires in central and far no...

An Inordinate Fear of No Water

Mark Morford | Posted 08.25.2014 | San Francisco
Mark Morford

Did you know global warming is no longer a preventable possibility, but a exceedingly brutal reality? How about the fact that California's record drought just got worse, given how the meager winter snowpack is gone and hence the fire danger is already at ridiculous levels?

Gov Prepares For The Worst

AP | JULIE WATSON | Posted 07.18.2014 | Politics

SAN DIEGO (AP) — All evacuation orders were lifted Sunday as firefighters gained the upper hand on the remaining four of nearly a dozen blazes that ...

California's Wildfire Threat Is So Severe That The Season Started Early

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 04.16.2014 | Green

Don’t let the recent rains and green hillsides fool you -- the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection says the fresh growth is only c...

Wildfire Task Force: Homeowners Should Pay To Live In Burn Zones

The Huffington Post | Andrea Rael | Posted 10.01.2013 | Green

Living outside of the city in a home secluded by towering pines is a luxury that millions enjoy in the United States, but if Colorado is any indicati...

Black Forest Fire: 486 Homes Destroyed, More Than $85M In Damage

Posted 07.10.2013 | Denver

On Tuesday, the El Paso County Assessor's Office released updated numbers on the number of homes destroyed and the millions of dollars in damages that...

Colo. Woman Arrested In Front Of Her Burned Down Home Lost In Wildfire

AP | Posted 08.28.2013 | Denver

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — A woman who lost her home in Colorado's most destructive wildfire was arrested on a warrant for a traffic violation as...

WATCH: Black Forest Firefighters Save Family Home

The Colorado Independent | Tessa Cheek | Posted 06.14.2013 | Denver

From The Colorado Independent's Tessa Cheek. In this rare behind-evacuated-lines perspective, Steve Schopper, an Audio/ Visual Specialist for the C...

2 Dead In Black Forest Fire

AP | DAN ELLIOTT | Posted 08.14.2013 | Denver

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Authorities lifted evacuations in a wide swath of terrain outside Colorado Springs on Friday as they said a surprise r...

Colorado Fire Most Destructive In State History

AP | NICHOLAS RICCARDI | Posted 08.13.2013 | Denver

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — A voracious wildfire driven in all directions by shifting winds has killed two people and destroyed at least 360 homes...

Black Forest Fire Destroys More Than 90 Homes

Reuters | Posted 08.13.2013 | Denver

(Adds disaster declarations from governor, paragraph 8) By Keith Coffman COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., June 12 (Reuters) - A ...

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...

A Look At The Multiple Fires Burn Across Colorado

Posted 06.12.2013 | Denver

Record heat, high winds, low relative humidity and large amounts of beetle killed trees have driven multiple wildfires to rage across Colorado as of W...

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...

PHOTOS: Colorado Fires Rage, Force Evacuations, Destroy Homes

Posted 06.12.2013 | Denver

Record heat and high winds have driven multiple wildfires to rage across Colorado. The Black Forest Fire burning on 8,000 acres in El Paso County,...

Wildfires Rage In Colorado, Forces Prison Evacuation

AP | THOMAS PEIPERT | Posted 08.12.2013 | Denver

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — A wildfire fueled by hot temperatures, gusty winds and thick, bone-dry forests has destroyed 92 homes, damaged five mo...

WATCH: People Flee As Black Forest Fire Grows

Posted 06.11.2013 | Denver

A fast moving fire in the community of Black Forest in El Paso County, Colo. has forced the evacuation of more more than 1,200 people because of the g...

Colorado Wildfire Burns Homes

AP | THOMAS PEIPERT | Posted 08.11.2013 | Denver

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — At least four major wildfires fueled by hot, gusty weather burned along the front of the Rocky Mountains in Colorado o...

Why Investigators Ruled Out Arson

AP | Posted 07.06.2013 | Los Angeles

CAMARILLO, Calif. — Rain showers moved across Southern California on Monday, dousing remnants of a wildfire that blackened thousands of acres in...

Report Praises Response To Waldo Canyon Fire

AP | DAN ELLIOTT | Posted 06.03.2013 | Denver

DENVER — A review of the most destructive wildfire in Colorado history released Wednesday found much to praise and few problems in the way Color...

Area Burned By U.S. Wildfires Expected To Double By 2050

Posted 12.17.2012 | Green

From Climate Central's Andrew Freedman: Warmer and drier conditions in coming decades will likely cause the burned area from wildfires in the U.S. ...

Wetmore Fire Destroys A Dozen Homes; Others Evacuated

AP | Posted 12.24.2012 | Denver

WETMORE, Colo. — A wildfire that forced the evacuation of hundreds of people in and around a small southern Colorado town has damaged at least 1...

Wetmore Fire Grows Overnight, Forces Hundreds To Evacuate

Posted 10.24.2012 | Denver

The Wetmore Fire burning west of Pueblo, Colorado grew overnight spreading across more than 1,700 acres and forcing the evacuation of 386 people in th...

Fern Lake Fire Expands In Strong Winds, Heat

Posted 10.22.2012 | Denver

The Fern Lake Fire burning in Rocky Mountain National Park expanded to 792 acres on Monday after days of strong winds and higher temperatures increase...