Colorado Town Opposes Plan to Clear Forests In southwestern Colorado, the Forest Service allows some wildfires to spread in an effort to let them clean out dangerously overgrown forests. But at least one community, which suffered damage to more than 70,000 acres after last year's Missionary Ridge Fire, protests the move, saying uncontrolled forest fires can get out of hand quickly. Hear Eric Whitney of KSUT.
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Colorado Town Opposes Plan to Clear Forests

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Colorado Town Opposes Plan to Clear Forests

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Colorado Town Opposes Plan to Clear Forests

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In southwestern Colorado, the Forest Service allows some wildfires to spread in an effort to let them clean out dangerously overgrown forests. But at least one community, which suffered damage to more than 70,000 acres after last year's Missionary Ridge Fire, protests the move, saying uncontrolled forest fires can get out of hand quickly. Hear Eric Whitney of KSUT.