wildfire

Living with fire: In the dry West, it's not if a house will burn, it's when

Aug 19, 2013
Wildfires are burning across the West and are expected to get worse as global temperatures rise. One problem: people living in high-risk fire zones.
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Fighting wildfires with Big Data

Jul 11, 2013
The severity of wildfires in the United States is likely to triple by the end of the century, according to a new study out of the University of Alberta.
Posted In: wildfire, arizona, Tech, big data

Fireproofing your home in the wilderness

Jul 3, 2013
Hundreds of homes have already been lost to wildfires this summer. There are ways to make these houses less likely to burn, but fire mitigation is a hard sell to homeowners.
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Despite wildfires, more homes built in forests

Jul 2, 2013
Why more and more homes are going up in the country’s most fire-prone areas.
Posted In: colorado, fire, wildfire, home insurance

What would you take from your burning house?

Jun 29, 2012
If your home was suddenly ablaze, what would you save from the flames? A photographer, who collects photos of people's "burning house" possessions, talks about what people's choices say about them.
Posted In: fire, wildfire, home

Wildfires stifle Colorado's tourism industry

Jun 29, 2012
As wildfires rage across Colorado, state officials are being cautious in how they describe the conflagration, hoping not to scare away its major tourism industry, like it did in 2002.
Posted In: tourism, wildfire, colorado

Fires claim Colorado Springs icon

Jun 27, 2012
The Flying W is not just a ranch and restaurant -- it's an institution. Aaron Winter, the Flying W's director of sales and marketing, talks about what's next.
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What would you take? The value of stuff in an evacuation

Jun 27, 2012
The wildfires raging in Colorado have many thinking the same questions: What would you take if you had to evacuate your home in an emergency? Here's what Marketplace listeners say.
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Mega-wildfires spark costly decisions

Jun 4, 2012
Southwest forest fires are getting bigger and more costly, which means officials have to decide which blazes they can afford to fight.
Posted In: fire, wildfire, forest management