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Red Flag Day Saturday Underscores New Fire Risks – CBS Denver

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DENVER (CBS4)– Smoke and fire rose from the grasslands of the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge again Friday as firefighters worked a controlled burn.

(credit: Rocky Mountain Arsenal)

“That’s something that we’ve long done,” said firefighter and spokesperson Sarah Metzer. “In addition to the habitat restoration work that we’re doing and using fire as a tool for that, we also use fire as a tool to mitigate those fuels.”

In recent years neighborhoods have been built even closer to the 27 square miles of the refuge.

“On all sides of us we’re starting to see that growth.”

The Marshall Fire has homeowners and firefighters thinking more about the urban wildland fire interface. Many suburban homeowners and neighborhood associations are coming to fire…

CBS Denver

2022-04-08 22:04:28

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