I-News Project: Beetle Kill Fire

Beetle Kill Fire Colorado’s 4.3 million acres of beetle-decimated forests represent a catastrophe in the making during another devastating wildfire season.

Or do they?

That is the conventional wisdom as another summer unfolds with destructive blazes that have left skies along the Front Range choked with smoke, but the reality is not so simple.

By Kevin Vaughan and Burt Hubbard, The I-News Network at Rocky Mountain PBS, with map.

File list & descriptions

Main story: 1,100 words, MS Word format | [Download MS Word file]
Map:Beetle Kill Fire | Adobe Illustrator and JPG