Tag Archives: Colorado

Colorado Forests Temporarily Closed Due to Fires

Wildfire has burned at least 9,800 acres     DENVER (AP) — A large swath of forest land has been temporarily closed near Colorado’s populated Front Range region to help firefighters battle wildfires and prevent new ones from starting on ...

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Wind Threatens to Complicate Fighting Colorado’s Cameron Peak Fire

Critical fire weather day on Friday   CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — More strong wind threatened to make the biggest wildfire in Colorado history even worse after a brief lull. Gusts up to 60 mph (100 kilometers per hour) Friday and ...

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Winds Push Colorado Wildfire to Largest in State History

Cameron Peak Fire has burned at least 164,140 acres     FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — One of two Rocky Mountain wildfires fanned by strong winds has become the largest in Colorado history. Firefighters expected windy weather to continue into ...

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Baby Yoda Boosts Spirits on Western Wildfire Lines

Kind donation from a five-year-old has an online following     By AMANDA LEE MYERS Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Beleaguered firefighters in the western United States have a new force on their side: Baby Yoda. A 5-year-old Oregon ...

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USFA: Colorado On-Duty Death

Pilot killed in crash while fighting Idaho wildfire     United States Fire Administration The U.S. Fire Administration has announced the official on-duty death of Firefighter/Pilot Ricky Fulton, 58, of Aero S.E.A.T. Incorporated on September 22, 2020. On September 22, ...

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Colorado’s Third Largest Recorded Wildfire Continues to Grow

Wildfire has burned at least 124,000 acres     DENVER (AP) — Winds fueled a northern Colorado wildfire that emergency officials said has damaged structures and moved beyond barriers established by firefighters to slow the fire’s spread. The Larimer County ...

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Colorado’s Largest Active Wildfire Grows into Flatter Ground

Cameron Peak Fire grew to at least over 104,00 acres     RED FEATHER LAKES, Colo. (AP) — Winds caused the largest active wildfire burning in Colorado to grow on Sunday, prompting more evacuation orders. Fanned by southwest wind gusts ...

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Hudson, Colorado’s SVI Type 3 Wildland Engine

Freightliner 108SD chassis     SVI When spec’ing its new Type 3 Wildland Engine, Hudson (CO) Fire Protection District chose an 8′ aluminum SVI body mounted on a Freightliner 108SD chassis, which houses a powerful 400HP Cummins L9 engine. This ...

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Media Access to Wildfires Varies by State

Differences even among government agencies     By JANIE HAR and FELICIA FONSECA Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Journalists have captured searing, intimate images of active and dangerous wildfires burning in California, due in large part to a decades-old ...

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Eaton, CO Type 4 Wildland Engine

A look at a new rig from SVI     SVIWeb When spec’ing its new Type 4 Wildland Engine, Eaton, CO Fire Protection District chose a 12′ aluminum SVI body mounted on an International HV507 4-Door 4×4, which houses a ...

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