When Timothy Ingalsbee thinks back on his days in the 1980s and '90s fighting wildfires in the Pacific Northwest, he remembers the adventure of jumping out of a helicopter into the wilderness, and the camaraderie of being on a fire crew.

"We just slept in a heap," he says, "on the ground under the stars, or smoke-filled skies."

But Ingalsbee, who went on to found the Eugene, Ore.-based Firefighters United for Safety, Ethics and Ecology, doesn't like to remember all that smoke.

Wildland Fire Conference Addresses the Human Condition

Oct 17, 2018
Christopher Biddle

Wildfire is an increasing problem for Coloradans. They’re bigger than ever before, lasting longer, and affecting more people.

Montezuma County Fire Ban Lifted

Sep 10, 2018
Courtesy of Emily Rice/The Journal

Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office announced the countywide fire ban has ended, effective immediately. 

Plateau Fire Closure, Mesa Verde Restrictions Lifted

Sep 5, 2018
San Juan National Forest

Cooler temperatures and increased precipitation have aided in relaxing preventive measures for wildfires in southwest Colorado. 

Mesa Verde National Park

The containment line for Moccasin Mesa Fire was finished Friday morning, completing main firefighting efforts toward the fire in Mesa Verde National Park.