Colorado Fires


Guests:

Howard Berkes
*NPR Corespondent in Castlerock, Colo.

Wellington Webb
*Mayor of Denver, Colorado

Joe Allbaugh
*Director, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

Wally Covington
*Professor of Forest Ecology, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Ariz.
*Director, The Ecological Restoration Institute (works on preventing crown fires)
*Former firefighter

Kim Moore
*Prepared to evacuate home in Conifer, Colo.
*Husband is a volunteer firefighter.

Rick Cables
*Regional Forester for the Rocky Mountain Region of the U.S. Forest Service
*Responsible for Colorado, Wyoming, South Dakota, Nebraska and Kansas — 22 million acres of national forest)

Hundreds of people have been evacuated from their homes as wild fires continue to rage across Colorado. The fires have detroyed more than 20 homes and threatens thousands more. Join Neal Conan for Talk of the Nation from NPR News.

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