Red Canyon Fire http://kajx.org en Red Canyon Firefighting Costs Top $1 Million http://kajx.org/post/red-canyon-firefighting-costs-top-1-million <p>Once again, this summer, the Western United States saw plenty of forest fires. Many of them, like California’s Rim Fire, continue to burn. When the flames are extinguished, the dollar signs emerge. States handle fire suppression costs differently. In Colorado, it depends on what kind of land is burning and how big the blaze is.</p><p> Tue, 03 Sep 2013 23:27:39 +0000 Marci Krivonen 6952 at http://kajx.org Red Canyon Firefighting Costs Top $1 Million Red Canyon Fire Exposes Depression-Era Outhouse http://kajx.org/post/red-canyon-fire-exposes-depression-era-outhouse <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The fire that burned through 400 acres southeast of Glenwood Springs last week is is now fully contained. Many of the firefighters were reassigned over the weekend. The focus now is monitoring hot spots and maintaining a fire line containing the blaze.</span></p> Mon, 19 Aug 2013 14:51:38 +0000 Marci Krivonen 6219 at http://kajx.org Red Canyon Fire Exposes Depression-Era Outhouse Red Canyon Wildfire Sparks South of Glenwood Springs http://kajx.org/post/red-canyon-wildfire-sparks-south-glenwood-springs <p><strong>UDATE: August 16th, 2013 - 9:00pm</strong></p><p>The fire is 100% contained and management of the blaze will be returned to local agencies early tomorrow morning. The evacuation order for residents who live on the backside of Lookout Mountain, has been lifted. Over the weekend, crews will continue to monitor for hot spots and rehab fire lines. Red Canyon Road (County Road 115) remains closed to traffic. Two minor injuries were reported on the fire today. One firefighter was treated for heat exhaustion and another individual received stitches on a cut. The cost of fighting the fire is over $1 million.</p><p> Sat, 17 Aug 2013 03:30:00 +0000 Marci Krivonen 5930 at http://kajx.org Red Canyon Wildfire Sparks South of Glenwood Springs Helicopters a Big Help in Red Canyon Fire Attack http://kajx.org/post/helicopters-big-help-red-canyon-fire-attack <p></p><p>The Red Canyon Fire burning southeast of Glenwood Springs didn’t see any growth yesterday. Favorable weather and more resources allowed firefighters to get a handle on the blaze. Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen reports.</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">So far, about 390 acres have burned in the rugged area, three miles outside of Glenwood Springs. As of yesterday evening, nearly 30 percent of the fire had been contained.</span></p> Thu, 15 Aug 2013 14:15:37 +0000 Marci Krivonen 6065 at http://kajx.org Helicopters a Big Help in Red Canyon Fire Attack Drought, Forest Overgrowth Contributors to Red Canyon Fire http://kajx.org/post/drought-forest-overgrowth-contributors-red-canyon-fire <p>Strong winds yesterday, whipped up flames on a wildfire burning south of Glenwood Springs. The Red Canyon Fire grew to 350 acres and mandatory evacuations forced 15 families from their homes. The fire is burning in rugged terrain, in a Pinyon/Juniper forest. Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen was with firefighters when the blaze blew up and started creeping toward them. She filed this report.</p><p></p> Wed, 14 Aug 2013 13:49:01 +0000 Marci Krivonen 6006 at http://kajx.org Drought, Forest Overgrowth Contributors to Red Canyon Fire