Say you were playing tennis on the Durango High School courts 60 years ago just as it was getting dark. While you were sweating and grunting with every forehand and overhead, others would be...
DATE: Aug. 31, 2014 | COLUMN: John Peel
Herald readers share their photos from the 416 Fire and support of firefighting efforts. If you have photos to share, please email email@example.com. Reminder: do not go to the fire to take photos. Please stay clear of the area. Also, do not fly drones over the fire area; it is illegal.
A significant part of fighting a wildland fire is predicting fire behavior and weather. Fire behavior analysts are helping on the 416 Fire by measuring the humidity in the air and to conduct burnouts, in which firefighters set their own fires to starve a larger fire of fuel.