Oak Meadows Fire Quickly Subdued, Local Agency Considers Aerial Fire Suppression at Night

Jun 25, 2018

Residents of the Roaring Fork Valley witnessed a rising plume of smoke on Friday evening. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh reports on the Oak Meadows Fire and ongoing investigations into aerial fire suppression at night. This report includes comments from Ben Miller, director of the Center of Excellence for Advanced Technology Aerial Firefighting, and Latham Johnson, fuels program manager for the Upper Colorado River Interagency Fire and Aviation Unit, recorded during a media briefing in early June.

The Upper Colorado River Interagency Fire and Aviation Unit at a media briefing in early June.
Credit Raleigh Burleigh