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2 years 2 months ago

Flash flood fears for Hwy 24

In the aftermath of the Waldo Canyon fire officials are gearing up to prepare for potential flooding beneath burn zones, especially along Highway 24. Even years after the 2002 Hayman fire, charred lands still couldn't absorb rain; the result was a flash flood that wiped out miles of Highway...

2 years 5 months ago

Reforestation of the Hayman burn area

One by one, across a thousand burned acres, new life takes root in the Pike National Forest. In the decade since the Hayman fire, the US Forest Service has planted nearly a million trees. Forester Chris Kuennen says it's slow work because there are only two to three weeks...

3 years 2 months ago

The time for fire mitigation is now

The Colorado Springs Fire Department has tested vegetation (fuel moisture) in the city and the department is finding a disturbing trend - we're drying out. Way out. Firefighters say the situation is turning critical and conditions are mimicking what it was like in 2002, when the Hayman Fire burned...

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