wildfire

Fighting Fire with Fire in New Mexico’s Ponderosa Pines

Jul 6, 2018
Courtesy of Western State Colorado University

Prescribed burns are a useful tool against the increasing danger of wildfires in the Western United States. But there’s a risk. 

416 Fire Tops 51,000 Acres As It Enters Second Month

Jul 2, 2018
Daniel Rayzel

The 416 Fire is now at 52,778 acres after an increase of 1,710 acres Monday. As it begins its second month since it first started burning north of Durango, 363 firefighters continue efforts at 37 percent containment. 

A group of Colorado legislators introduced a bill to Congress that increases the penalty for using drones over wildfires. 

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A partial closure of Mancos State Park at Jackson Lake is being implemented in response to severe fire danger across the region.

US Forest Service

The US Forest Service began the first-ever closure of the San Juan National Forest on Tuesday. According to a Forest Service statement, the decision is based on exteme wildfire danger.

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