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.

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.
Michelle Ashton, from London, would rescue something practical and something sentimental.
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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.

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.
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.
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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.
Smoke from the Waldo Canyon fire drapes the foothills of Colorado Springs, Colo.
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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.