Wildfires

Storm King investigator reflects on South Canyon Fire anniversary

July 3, 2014
Twenty years ago this weekend, the South Canyon Fire claimed the lives of 14 firefighters from Prineville, Oregon. The blaze overtook them as they ran to safety up the south flank of Storm King Mountain outside Glenwood Springs.

A memorial is planned for Sunday in Glenwood Springs, honoring the sacrifice of these brave men and women. One of the speakers will be Daniel Jiron, regional forester for the U.S. Forest Service Rocky Mountain Region. Jiron was the U.S. Forest Service public affairs officer for the team that investigated the Storm King incident right after it happened.

In an interview with KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh, Jiron talks about how the events on Storm King Mountain twenty years ago changed his life.
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