August 2020 Broke Records in Heat and Fires Sparked

Sep 22, 2020

Over the past two decades, most of Colorado’s wildfires lit up in the months of June and July. This year? The state saw six fires spark in August, half of which set records in size. To learn more, KDNK’s Kathleen Shannon spoke with the Colorado State Climatologist and Director of Colorado Climate Center at Colorado State University, Russ Schumacher.

A VLAT (Very Large Air Tanker) flies over the Grizzly Creek Fire in August, 2020.
Credit Grizzly Creek Fire incident Management Team