Underground coal-seam fires in Colorado pose wildfire risk

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Underground coal-seam fires in Colorado pose wildfire risk

Courtesy of Glenwood Springs Historical Society

A view of 2002 Coal Seam Fire from Eighth Street and Blake Avenue in downtown Glenwood Springs. The fire burned 29 homes and more than 12,000 acres of land. The ignition source was an underground mine fire in South Canyon.

Underground coal-seam fires in Colorado pose wildfire risk

Courtesy of Glenwood Springs Historical Society

A view of 2002 Coal Seam Fire from Eighth Street and Blake Avenue in downtown Glenwood Springs. The fire burned 29 homes and more than 12,000 acres of land. The ignition source was an underground mine fire in South Canyon.
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