On top of extreme drought, firefighters face new challenge: COVID-19

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On top of extreme drought, firefighters face new challenge: COVID-19

How will pandemic affect firefighting efforts in Southwest Colorado?
The Snake River Hot Shots make their way through Animas Village Apartments near Hermosa in 2018 to fight the 416 Fire. This year because of the coronavirus, federal guidelines recommend fire managers use small crews to limit close contact among firefighters and avoid traditional large camps.

On top of extreme drought, firefighters face new challenge: COVID-19

The Snake River Hot Shots make their way through Animas Village Apartments near Hermosa in 2018 to fight the 416 Fire. This year because of the coronavirus, federal guidelines recommend fire managers use small crews to limit close contact among firefighters and avoid traditional large camps.
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