The High Park fire burns in the foothills over Rist Canyon in Roosevelt National Forest near Bellvue, Colo., on June 10, the day the fire made its largest run and 10 years to the day after the Hayman fire had its most destructive run.
As multiple wildfires rage across Colorado, I-News is able to add vital context to a serious breaking story.
This morning, we released to our media partners an investigation into wildfires in Colorado. We found that both the number of fires and the number of Coloradans living in the high-risk red zones has exploded in the past two decades.
And we describe how public policies risk making matters worse.
So as thousands of people now are being evacuated from their homes in the path of wildfire, I-News can tell Colorado how many people in each county now live in red zones, how that population has changed and what our current policies mean for the future.
You can learn more in your local news outlet. Or access the Red Zone investigation results here on our website. If you value this kind of in-depth reporting on important issues, please support it. Your donations are tax deductible.