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  • 'Nothin' Fire' Turned Explosive

    News
    The Denver Post
    Posted: January 10th, 2003

    What was thought to be a weed fire burning near a construction site between Gun Club and Tower roads off Hampden Avenue had turned out to be a towering, bright yellow earth scraper with fire devouring its passenger seat, transmission and engine.


  • Feds Eye Fire Prevention on Basalt Mtn.

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    The Aspen Times
    Posted: January 8th, 2003

    Roaring Fork Valley--Two destructive wildfires in 2002 and prospects for another wicked year have spurred the federal government to take steps to avoid another potential disaster


  • Firefighters In Basalt To Switch Fire Strategy

    News
    The Aspen Times
    Posted: January 7th, 2003

    The department will no longer place personnel and equipment between walls of flames and structures in an effort to save property. That strategy is known as "direct attack."


  • Landmark Burns In Gunnison Fire

    News
    The Denver Post
    Posted: January 7th, 2003

    A fire ravaged the historic Cattlemen Inn in downtown Gunnison on Monday, leaving residents stunned in the picturesque mountain community.


  • Departments Reimbursed for Firefighting Work

    Article
    Posted: January 3rd, 2003

    The wildfires of 2002 meant a lot of extra work — and a lot of extra money — for Colorado fire departments. Fire departments received more than $9.5 million for wildfire fighting through mid-December.