Fire crews expect average season, plan for worst
May 29, 2009
Colorado’s late spring snows and rain likely have turned what could have been a rough wildfire season into an average one, but agencies across the state are still preparing for the worst.
People from nearly 20 local, state and federal agencies gathered this week to brainstorm ways to handle several wildfires at once. The drill was organized by the interagency National Incident Management Organization.
Spokesman Mike Ferris says the team has identified 30 forests nationwide that have large recurring fires and four are in Colorado. They are the White River, Pike-San Isabel, Arapahoe-Roosevelt and Routt-Medicine Bow national forests.