The most iconic fire in Colorado history: ‘It was the biggest fire of the century’
Posted On June 13, 2021
On a hot, humid September day in 2009, a wildfire roared from a remote, tree-lined area of the Gila National Forest to the east.
Within minutes, more than 200 homes had been destroyed, and some 300 people were still missing.
The fire was fueled by an unusually hot dry spell.
It was the deadliest wildfire in Colorado’s history.
It also ignited the largest wildfire in U.S. history.
The Gila Forest Fire, as it was called, raged for six days.
It began with a small blaze, and spread quickly to more than 4,000 acres of forestland.
It burned through two national forests, as well as dozens of homes.
The blaze killed seven people.
The first 911 call came in as soon as the fire broke out.
Residents rushed to help those caught in the flames.
One firefighter, who has since passed away, was able to jump out a window to help others trapped inside.
Another firefighter was among the first to reach a downed tree and jump into the flames to try to save lives.
As the fire raged, so did the public’s interest in the fire.
In the months that followed, hundreds of thousands of people took part in a series of events in honor of the fire, which commemorated the National Firefighters Memorial Day.
Many of those events, and those held throughout the country, took place in the form of “fires,” as the public took part and participated in the celebration.
There was no shortage of people to thank for the event.
As we stood in line to take photos of firefighters, one person had a question for the National Park Service.
What do you think the National Forest fire would have been like if the park service didn’t exist?
As the fires raged, people came together in solidarity.
People stood in solidarity and sang songs about fire, as a celebration of fire became the national theme.
It became a way to connect with one another and to the country at large.
It has been a source of pride for the community, a way of showing support for one another.
The National Park System was born as a way for people to gather and celebrate fire, said John O’Connell, a senior fire and forest specialist for the park system.
We had this very simple idea that, if we could get people to be together and share their passion, and to bring it into their community, that would be good for the future.
For some people, that fire would be one of the great national symbols.
Others believe the fire is the most important fire in the country.
It could be.
As people came out and participated, they brought a sense of unity to the fire and the fire became an important part of the national conversation, said Mike Kovalic, an attorney who has worked on the National Guard Fire Safety and Fire Protection Act.
For years, the National Parks Service has had a role in ensuring the safety of the public.
The program is called the National Wildfire Incident Response Program.
It’s funded through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
The program’s primary goal is to provide support to local and state fire departments, and it is meant to be an opportunity for people in the U.C. Davis community to show their support.
The Forest Service is one of four agencies involved in the program, which was created to respond to and manage wildfires.
The Park Service, National Park Foundation, and the National Forestry Foundation are the other agencies.
The system includes a variety of services, including fire suppression, evacuation and response services, communications, and fire management.
It is a part of a larger effort to address the growing number of wildfires in the United States.
In addition to the national parks, the Forest Service provides fire protection services to federal, state and local governments, private businesses, and educational institutions.
In 2014, the agency funded more than 1,200 fire suppression and evacuation efforts across the country that saved over 2,000 lives, according to FEMA.
The parks have long been a point of contention between many communities.
Many communities believe the Park Service’s role is limited to supporting fire prevention.
Others feel that the Park System has a broader responsibility to manage forests and forests are public lands, and therefore should not be destroyed.
A study published last year by the Center for Public Integrity found that the National Forests Act, which governs the use of the National Wilderness Preservation System, “is not currently used to protect the national forests.”
The study also found that while the Park system has a role to play, the Park service has never been given the resources necessary to manage the country’s national forests.
The report found that Congress has not set aside funds for the program since it was created in 1974.
It said the Park systems role is largely defined by a number of factors, including how much it costs to operate, how many firefighters are on the ground, how much money