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NIST study of Colorado wildfire shows actions can change outcomes

A new study of Colorado's devastating 2012 Waldo Canyon wildfire demonstrates that prompt and effective action can significantly change the outcome of fires that occur in areas where residential communities and undeveloped wildlands meet. Show More Summary

Two Years Ago

It’s been two years today that the Waldo Canyon fire exploded in Colorado Springs. As it unfolded people began to understand the serious nature of the beast that was closing highways and threatening the Air Force Academy. I can remember watching twitter with up to date posts and images with a feeling of sadness and [...]

Revisiting the Waldo Canyon fire

Covering natural disasters is a strange thing. You get there all in a huff, as fast as you can after the tragedy, and then try to seek out the major damage. You document all that, often busting hump for very long days, for a week or more depending on how bad it is.

Colorado is on fire again; scrambling for tankers

Regular readers will remember that a year ago this month, Colorado Springs was engulfed by the Waldo Canyon Fire. We were among the first evacuees and spent a nomadic week wondering if we would ever return to our neighborhood. We were among the lucky ones. Two people lost their lives, and an estimated 300 families […]

Update to President Obama’s visit to Waldo Canyon Fire

Update to President Obama’s visit to Waldo Canyon Fire When we posted the article about President Obama visiting the Waldo Canyon Fire in Colorado Springs July 29, 2012, we searched for photos of the President meeting with wildland firefighters,...Show More Summary

Followup on Waldo Canyon Fire investigation, and availability of air tankers

Followup on Waldo Canyon Fire investigation, and availability of air tankers After writing about the Colorado Springs Independent article reporting on their investigation into the management of the Waldo Canyon Fire, we looked into the availability of air tankers during that time frame. Show More Summary

Local Colorado newspaper investigates management of Waldo Canyon Fire

Local Colorado newspaper investigates management of Waldo Canyon Fire The Colorado Springs Independent conducted an exhaustive study into the management of the Waldo Canyon Fire, which in June, 2012 killed two people, destroyed 346 homes,...Show More Summary

Waldo Canyon Fire in Colorado Reignites!

  As you all know Colorado Springs burned up this past summer, we suffered great loss in lives and property because of the Waldo Canyon fire. Now that some time has passed the inevitable is occurring, the search for blame, who was at...Show More Summary

Report released on Waldo Canyon Fire

Report released on Waldo Canyon Fire An After Action Report (AAR) was released today about the Waldo Canyon Fire that burned into Colorado Springs June 26, destroying 345 homes and ultimately blackening over 18,000 acres. This AAR is not the final, comprehensive report on the fire, … Continue reading ? Wildfire Today - News and commentary about wildland fire

Sunday one-liners, October 14, 2012

Sunday one-liners, October 14, 2012 The area of Colorado Springs that was devastated by the Waldo Canyon fire is rising from the ashes. The Fern Lake Fire in Rocky Mountain National Park has burned 673 acres but received some rain and snow on Saturday. The … Continue reading ? Wildfire Today - News and commentary about wildland fire

$100,000 reward offered for information about Waldo Canyon Fire

$100,000 reward offered for information about Waldo Canyon Fire An anonymous donor has offered a $100,000 reward to anyone who can provide information leading to an arrest of the person who started the Waldo Canyon Fire in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The fire started June 23, killed two people and … Continue reading ? Wildfire Today - News and commentary about wildland fire

High-End Real Estate Worsens Wildfires

This story was originally published online by OnEarth magazine. Read more about wildfires and climate at OnEarth.org. When the Waldo Canyon fire ignited in the mountains near Colorado Springs this June, Cindy and Mark Maluschka started packing. Show More Summary

A Map of Major U.S. Fires Since 2001, as Measured in Units of Nuclear Power Plant Output [Maps]

5 years agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

If we've learned anything from the Waldo Canyon fire in Colorado, it's that major wildfires are devastatingly powerful. They're so intense, in fact, that their energy output can actually be represented in terms of nuclear power plant output. Now, data visualization wizard John Nelson has done exactly that. More »

Democrat global warming blame-ologists demand Capitol Hill hearing

High Park Fire, image via InciWeb What did I tell ya? The embers of the High Park and Waldo Canyon fires have barely died down, but the enviro-nitwit Democrats on Capitol Hill are already pushing for a House hearing into wildfires and “climate change.” Via The Hill, which gets the headline right: “Dems use wildfires [...]

Look At This: A Space-Eye View of Colorado’s Burn Scar

Colorado’s Waldo Canyon forest fire spread over almost 30 square miles, forced the evacuation of more than 30,000 residents, and destroyed 346 homes, more than any other fire in the state’s history. NASA’s Terra satellite snapped this visible and infrared image of the devastation while the fire was still burning but had been mostly contained. Show More Summary

The Colorado Fire Scar Seen From Space

This is the scar left by the horrible Waldo Canyon Fire that burned through 18,247 acres (74sqkm) in Pike National Forest. With 346 homes incinerated, two lives lost and hundreds of millions of dollars in damage, it was the most destructive fire in Colorado history.

The Colorado Fire Scar Seen From Space [Space]

5 years agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

This is the scar left by the horrible Waldo Canyon Fire that burned through 18,247 acres (74 square kilometers) in Pike National Forest, three miles west of Colorado Springs. With 346 homes incinerated, two lives lost and hundreds of millions of dollars in damage, it was the most destructive fire in Colorado history. More »

Defense Update: Fire-Fighting C-130s in the Air Again

Master Sgts. Marshall Davis and Chris Reese prepare the Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System (MAFFS) unit installed in a C-130 Hercules to respond to the Waldo Canyon wildfire in Colorado Springs, Colo., June 27. MAFFS is a self-contained aerial firefighting system that can discharge 3,000 gallons of water or fire retardant in less than five [...]

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