The Waldo Canyon Fire is 55% contained as of Monday afternoon, but the danger is far from over. The blaze has destroyed almost 350 homes and scorched nearly 18,000 acres, and it’s still burning. Even where there’s not active fire, firefighters are keeping a close eye out for possible flare-ups. Reporter Andrea Chalfin with KRCC in Colorado Springs recently donned flame-resistant clothing and a hard hat to join a media group allowed to visit burned areas of the Pike National Forest.
Crews Watch for Flare-Ups in Pike Nat'l Forest
By Judith Smelser Jul 6, 2012
Take CPR News With You Wherever You Go
Get CPR News updates and listen to stories and interviews on demand, with the free Colorado Public Radio app for smartphones and tablets.
Make an impact with a gift of stock or securities to CPR this year
Most Viewed News
By Megan Verlee