Just because the wildfire danger has passed doesn't mean the risks brought on by drought have too.
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The Environmental Defense Fund believes most of the emissions come from leaks in storage tanks.
Fire conditions have moderated after up to 1.5 inches of rain fell in some parts of the 2,800 square mile forest over two days.
The fire started June 1 in the San Juan National Forest and has burned about 53 square miles.
John Hickenlooper on Tuesday told state regulators to try to have California-style low-emission vehicle standards in place by the end of the year.
The remnants of Hurricane Bud slowed the growth of the 416 Fire in Durango and brought rain across the state.
The EPA chose 26 mining sites for interim work to reduce human and environmental risks while a long-term solution is studied.
“A decision years ago to cut down nearby vegetation and trees killed by beetles made all the difference for firefighters battling the blaze.”
Can you see it? Smell it? Maybe even taste it? Wildfire smoke blanketed large portions of Colorado Thursday.
The residents of about 180 homes out of the 1,900 evacuated because of the 416 Fire returned home today.
The 416 Fire and other high-profile blazes won't be the last wildfires to cause concern in Colorado.
A task force is expected to wrap up recommendations soon. Denver City Council will begin weighing the proposal by the end of June.