Tag Archives: Colorado

Thousands Flee as CO Wildfires Burn Hundreds of Homes

Colorado wildfires

By PATTY NIEBERG, BRADY McCOMBS and COLLEEN SLEVIN Associated Press/Report for America DENVER (AP) — Mike Guanella and his family were relaxing at their Colorado home and looking forward to celebrating a belated family Christmas later Thursday when reports of ...

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Wildland Training in Coronado, California

Training on the progressive lay and more     Coronado Fire Department In preparation for fire season, the Corona Fire Department conducts annual RT-130 training to sharpen the skills required for wildland firefighting operations. Topics include progressive hoselay operations, fire ...

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NIFC: Significant Wildland Fire Potential Outlook, June 2021

Drought continues for much of the western U.S.     National Interagency Fire Center Deep snow cover persists in the eastern Northwest Territories and extreme northern Saskatchewan. In other regions, snow is either gone or roughly follows the mean snowmelt ...

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Western Wildfires Burning Higher in Mountains at Unprecedented Rates

Forest fires are now reaching higher, normally wetter elevations     Mojtaba Sadegh, Boise State University; John Abatzoglou, University of California, Merced, and Mohammad Reza Alizadeh, McGill University (THE CONVERSATION) The Western U.S. appears headed for another dangerous fire season, ...

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What’s It Like Being a Wildland Firefighter?

A view of the job from Colorado     Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control Wildfires have become increasingly large & extreme. This means that the women & men who work on the front lines to combat those fires ...

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USFA: Wyoming On-Duty Death

Assistant chief contracted COVID-19 while on a wildfire assignment     United States Fire Administration The U.S. Fire Administration has announced the official on-duty death of Assistant Fire Chief Charles “Chuck” Edward Scottini, 67, of Laramie County Fire District #2 ...

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Hover STEP Training

A brief look at helitack training in Colorado     Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control Get a first-person view of what it feels like to exit a helicopter while it’s still in the air. This process, known as ...

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Study: Drought-Breaking Rains Erratic, Rare in U.S. West

Intense dry periods that pummeled areas of the West in recent years were severe     By MATTHEW BROWN Associated Press BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Rainstorms grew more erratic and droughts much longer across most of the U.S. West over ...

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